Toronto's Flatiron Building sold for $15.2M

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Toronto's Flatiron Building sold for $15.2M

Postby cjane » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:05 pm

The Richardsonian-Romanesque Flatiron building just east of downtown in Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood is arguably one of the city's most iconic heritage buildings. It's western facade appears in countless photos by professionals and tourists alike thanks to Calgary artist Derek Besant's piece, "Curtain Wall" http://www.dittwald.com/torontosculpture/image.php?Artist=Besant&Title=Curtain%20Wall

The new building owner, the Commercial Realty Group, views the building's heritage significance as a bonus. It was built in 1892 by architect David Roberts Jr. for George Gooderham, former president of the Bank of Toronto and owner of Gooderham and Worts distillery, which has become another key tourist attraction for that city.

To view the article, click http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/12/14/toronto-flatiron-building-sale.html
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