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I thought it would be kind of cool to highlight structures that have or will turn 100 years old this year. This way we can give western cities more of a chance to have representation here and learn a bit about some structures from different regions of Canada. The only rule is that they turn 100 sometime this year. Belated birthdays are ok by one or two years but nothing under 100 should be discussed.



The Toronto Royal Bank Building turns 100 this year. Now known as 8 king East it is currently home to a Sleep Country in it's podium which seems like such a waste. Hopefully one day the ground floor will be restored with restaurants or bars that will bring back some of the interior finishes.

Tallest building in the image at 21 floors.
Source Toronto Archives:


Image posted on Lost-Toronto.blogspot.com
http://lost-toronto.blogspot.ca/2012_09_26_archive.html


They only put any real details on this buildings south west sides knowing full well that the other sides would be one day hemmed in.
source: http://chuckmantorontonostalgia.fil...e-yonge-vand-king-seen-over-rooftops-1923.jpg


taken by Andy Books
https://andybrooks.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/yongeandking24x30_0274.jpg



I forgot I took this one a few summers ago.
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Great idea, Andrew! The ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) turns 100 this year, too!





















In fact, to make it even more equitable for all Canadian cities, if there is a city with no building exactly 100 years old this year, would it be okay to allow a year or so leeway on either side? That way we could get a nice cross section from across the country! :)
 

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Whalen Building, 1913

Construction was completed in 1913, but it wasn't occupied until 1914. The company that was supposed to be located in it went bankrupt, so Port Arthur seized it due to unpaid taxes and made it the city hall. It was the tallest conventional highrise in Thunder Bay from 1913 to 1971. (There were grain elevators taller than it back into the 1890s, though.)
 

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^^ That's a handsome office building. :yes:

1913 was a big year for boomtown Winnipeg. The sky was the limit, and 'Peggers were filled with optimism and enthusiasm about the prospects of their city. Little did they know that the
following year would see the completion of the Panama Canal and the subsequent diminishing of Winnipeg's importance as a trading centre. This was all just 3 years before my
Grandfather got his first banking job in the beautiful new downtown Bank of Hamilton. I've always been very proud of the handsome collection of Edwardian buildings in Winnipeg, and two of my favourite Winnipeg buildings went up in 1913. First the Hotel Fort Garry:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Fort_Garry



http://www.panoramio.com/photo/31991531



http://www.canada.com/Canada+five+haunted+travel+spots/5603662/story.html
 

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and, as this is the only surviving operable double stacked theatres left in North America, the sublimely whimsical Wintergarden Theatre above. It is certainly the most magical and romantic theatre I
have ever had the pleasure of seeing:







 

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Whalen Building, 1913

Construction was completed in 1913, but it wasn't occupied until 1914. The company that was supposed to be located in it went bankrupt, so Port Arthur seized it due to unpaid taxes and made it the city hall. It was the tallest conventional highrise in Thunder Bay from 1913 to 1971. (There were grain elevators taller than it back into the 1890s, though.)
That's possibly the best building in northern Ontario.
 

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^^ I figured that may open up the field for more towns and cities that may not have any left from the specific year of 1913, but I am not sure how many people here are going to contribute some photos to this most interesting thread. I find the subject of our built history fascinating, but I know that not everyone shares that enthusiasm.
 

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It's more of a challenge. We don't need to fill this thread fast. The buildings can be anything anywhere. Lighthouses, churches, cottages, firetowers, the sky is the limit. Just keep your eyes out for structures dated anywhere from around 1909 -1914.
 

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I'm too young for this thread. I'll contribute when I'm 100 years old. :D seriously, dont think too many buildings here in vancouver are century old.
 

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The Studio Building 1914

The Studio Building, conceived and financed by Lawren Harris and Dr. James MacCallum, opened only to artist tenants in January 1914.







 
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