1903/2022 – Looking north on Yonge St from Temperance St in downtown Toronto. Notice the Dineen Building on the left. It was built in 1897 for the Dineen Company, a hat and fur manufacturer. Architect Frederick Henry Herbert designed the building in the Renaissance Revival style. The structure received heritage status from the city in 1973. Today it’s home to the Dineen Coffee Co. The Confederation Life Building is just up the street on the right at Yonge St and Richmond St E. Constructed between 1890 and 1893, it was home to Confederation Life Association until 1955. In 1981, a fire roared through the heritage building while being renovated. It has since been restored, and today is home to shops, restaurants, businesses and medical offices.
- Photo: Denise Marie for TorontoJourney416
- Vintage Photo: City of Toronto Archives