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6 Walmer Road

LAST UPDATE: November 19 2020

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photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

AT RISK INFORMATION
At risk status:
This building is at risk

Info:

Complaints calling out "demolition by neglect" from the Annex Neighbourhood Association and neighbouring residents. The house has been boarded up and the owner has requested a demolition application from the City of Toronto. 

BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
6 Walmer Road
6 Walmer Road
The Annex, Toronto

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Notes:

This is listed in the Inventory of Heritage Properties as #10 Walmer Road.

 

The Thomas Goldsmith House has design value as a well-crafted example of a late 19th century house form building executed in the popular Queen Anne Revival style. While the structure displays the typical features of the style in its irregularly-shaped plan, mixture of materials, variety in the shape and placement of the fenestration, and classical detailing, the Thomas Goldsmith House is an important surviving example of residential architecture on Walmer Road in the West Annex that retains its architectural integrity. The property at 6 Walmer Road is also associated with the career of Toronto architect F. H. Herbert, one of the city’s best-known practitioners specializing in residential architecture at the close of the 19th century. Herbert designed houses for clients in the city\'s prominent residential neighbourhoods, including the West Annex where Arthur Boswell Houses at 69-71 Spadina Road are among those designated under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act. With the changes in the West Annex, the Thomas Goldsmith House remains an important surviving example of Herbert’s portfolio in the West Annex. Contextually, the Thomas Goldsmith House is historically linked to its surroundings on Walmer Road in the West Annex neighbourhood. The dwelling dates to the period when the area was a sought-after residential enclave where the Walmer Road Baptist Church (completed 1892) at 38 Walmer Road is another extant recognized heritage building.

Status:
Completed

Year Completed:
1896

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Companies:
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BUILDING DATA
Type:
Detached house

Current use:
Abandoned

Former use:
Residential

Heritage:
Designated under Part IV Ontario Heritage Act

Main Style:

Sources:

Sources

  1. Inventory of Heritage Properties
    Author - City of Toronto
    More information

  2. Intention to Designate, Part IV
    Author - City of Toronto Staff
    Date - 2011
    More information

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