Railways/Music Building in 1920 & 2022

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The Railways Building, today known as the Music Building, is located at 285 Manitoba Dr at Exhibition Place. Built in 1907, architect George Wallace Gouinlock designed the structure as a joint project for the Exhibition, Canadian Pacific Railway and Grand Trunk Railway to showcase rail travel and transportation accomplishments. From 1952 to 1961, it became the Hydro Building; in 1968, it was renamed the Music Building.

The three-octagon-topped building received heritage status from the city in 1973. It was severely damaged by a fire in 1987 and has since been restored. Today, it’s home to creative and commercial space, including the Toronto Fashion Incubator.

2022/1920 – The Railways Building, today known as the Music Building, is located at 285 Manitoba Dr at Exhibition Place. Built in 1907, architect George Wallace Gouinlock designed the structure as a joint project for the Exhibition, Canadian Pacific Railway and Grand Trunk Railway to showcase rail travel and transportation accomplishments. From 1952 to 1961, it became the Hydro Building; in 1968, it was renamed the Music Building. The three-octagon-topped building received heritage status from the city in 1973. It was severely damaged by a fire in 1987 and has since been restored. Today, it’s home to creative and commercial space, including the Toronto Fashion Incubator
2022/1920 – The Railways Building, today known as the Music Building, is located at 285 Manitoba Dr at Exhibition Place (CNE Archives)
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