Toronto has a reputation for knocking down many of its historic buildings, but the GH Gooderham House on Jarvis Street is among its protected jewels.
The Romanesque Revival mansion was built in 1891 for Conservative politician George Horace Gooderham, grandson and heir to the Gooderham and Worts Distillery. Architect David Roberts Jr designed the handsome redbrick building and its interiors, which are replete with rich Victorian features that have survived the building’s many changes of use. These range from stints as a hostel, manufacturer’s, and a girl’s school to its most recent role as an event space.
With the average house price for the city recently passing the CAD 1m mark, the 8,000 sq ft mansion ain’t cheap at CAD 11m via Royal LePage.
Original features inside the 10-bedroom Toronto property include 11-foot coffered ceilings, stained glass windows, hand-carved staircases and wall panelling, chandeliers and ornate fireplaces. The lot is over 11,00 sq ft with space for 15 vehicles. Take a closer look.