Time-Lapse Tuesday: Toronto’s Iconic Flatiron

December 22, 2015 Daniel Sendecki

Built in 1891 at a cost of $18,000, Toronto’s Gooderham Building is the focal point of one of Toronto's most iconic vistas. The five-story structure housed Toronto's first manually operated elevator—an old-fashioned Otis elevator where a staffer had to crank a wheel to get it to the right floor.

An early example of a prominent flatiron building, Toronto's Gooderham preceded New York's iconic Flatiron by more than ten years; however, the latter has grown to become one of the world's most famous skyscrapers—and a quintessential symbol of New York City.

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