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Flatiron Building was built in 1891 and is one of the most photographed buildings in Toronto. It was purchased from the Goodenham family who were in the distillery business and owned Gooderham and Worts Distillery.

It was designed by architect David Roberts and its unique shape makes it the first flatiron building preceding the Flatiron building in New York. This red brick Gothic Romanesque landmark is located in downtown Toronto at the intersection of Front st. Wellington St. and Church Street. Flatiron building had the first manually operated elevator in the city.

In 1975 the Flatiron building was declared a National Historic Site. It is now owned by Michael and Anne Tippin. They bought the building in 1998 and made major restorations. At the back of the building a mural is painted by Canadian artist Derek Besant which is a mirror image of the building across the street.

“Flatiron & Firkin” is located in the basement of Flatiron Building and is very popular meeting place. The pub is shaped like a V and there aren't a lot of seats but during the summer an outdoor patio is open.

Where is Flatiron Building: 49 Wellington Street East

How to get to Flatiron Building: Subway Yonge-University-Spadina to Union Station
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Flatiron Building Toronto with the BCE Place office towers in the background

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Flatiron Building Mural Trompe l’Oeil,

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Flatiron Building stairs,Toronto

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chris b says:
Mural Trompe l'Oeil has been painted over, and the building is under major renovations now. October 2008