This is one of my favorite buildings in Toronto.
Looking a little different than she did back in the day...
This is the Gooderham building, also known as the Flatiron building.
It was built in 1892 for George Gooderham who ran the largest distillery in the country at the time.
The detail in the carving is simply amazing and astonishingly all done BY HAND!
Then it is on to one of my other favorites...
This is the courthouse on Queen Street.
Built around the same time with much of the same expert craftsmanship.
These faces are reputedly faces of politicians of the day and amongst them is the face of the head carver for the project.
The best part about this building though, are the gargoyles!
Want a closer look?
I could have spent all day taking pictures of the detailed beauty....
They definitely don't make them like this anymore.