Bishop’s Block in 1980-95 & 2023

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Looking northwest towards the 3-storey Bishop’s Block at Adelaide St W and Simcoe St in downtown Toronto. The Georgian-style structure was built circa 1830 to 1840 for John Bishop, a butcher and landlord, and was originally part of five townhouses. It was later a boarding house and various hotels, and from 1965 until the 1980s, it became home to the Pretzel Bell Tavern. From 2009 to 2011, the site was redeveloped, and the building was dismantled and restored to appear as it did before a 1910 renovation. Today the heritage-designated building is the Soho House Toronto, a members-only club.

Between 1980-95/2023 - Looking northwest towards the 3-storey Bishop Block at Adelaide St W and Simcoe St in downtown Toronto. The Georgian-style structure was built circa 1830 to 1840 for John Bishop, a butcher and landlord, and was originally part of five townhouses. It was later a boarding house and various hotels, and from 1965 until the 1980s, it became home to the Pretzel Bell Tavern. From 2009 to 2011, the site was redeveloped, and the building was dismantled and restored to appear as it did before a 1910 renovation. Today the heritage-designated building is the Soho House Toronto, a members-only club
Between 1980-95/2023 – Looking northwest towards the 3-storey Bishop’s Block at Adelaide St W and Simcoe St in downtown Toronto (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 2043, Series 2623, File 8, ID 5)
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