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Plank Road Building

LAST UPDATE: July 19 2021

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Western façade of the Plank Road Building in Weston. (Photo by Bob Krawczyk.)

Western façade of the Plank Road Building in Weston. (Photo by Bob Krawczyk.)

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

Info:

The Plank Road Building has sat vacant and boarded up since at least 2000. In the intervening years, city councillor Frances Nunziata and the Weston Historical Society have made several unsuccessful attempts to acquire the building from the plaza owners and restore it as an educational centre. The building has been designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act since 1983.

BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
Plank Road Building
2371 Weston Road
Weston, York

First Owner:
The Plank Road Company

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Notes:

The Plank Road Building is the oldest known building in the former village of Weston. One of only a few dozen surviving examples of Georgian architecture in the Greater Toronto Area, it was built in 1841 by the Plank Road Company. At the time, its owners had constructed and maintained a plank road along the stretch of present-day Weston Road between Albion Road and Dundas Street.

In 2021, 2371 Weston Road is enclosed by a neighbouring plaza and the narrow St. Phillips Road intersection. City councillor Frances Nunziata and the Weston Historical Society have made several unsuccessful attempts over the past decade to acquire the building from the plaza owners and restore it as an educational centre.

York City Council designated the building under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act in 1983. It survived a moderate fire in 2019.

Status:
Completed

Year Completed:
1841

Map:
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Companies:
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BUILDING DATA
Type:
Detached house

Current use:
Vacant

Former use:
Office , Grocery Store

Heritage:
Designated under Part IV Ontario Heritage Act

Main Style:

Sources:

Sources

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

  2. Welcome to Weston
    Author - K Taylor
    Date - April 30, 2016
    More information

  3. Crews Battle Flames at Abandoned House
    Author - CTV Toronto
    Date - March 2019
    More information

  4. Feasibility of the City of Toronto acquiring the Heritage “Plank Road Building”, located at 2371 Weston Road
    Author - Councillor Frances Nunziata, City of Toronto
    Date - July 7, 2008
    More information

  5. Heritage Property Fire – 2375 Weston Road
    Author - Councillor Frances Nunziata, City of Toronto
    Date - March 19, 2019
    More information

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