Category Archives: Architecture

Houses, buildings, floor plans, and more

Don Mills: Canada’s Most Modern Integrated Community

Here’s a little something I just found from the Toronto Public Library archives. To have a look and zoom in at all the copy and the pics – including those of of the original office buildings around the area (seen … Continue reading

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Model Homes: A House With Extra Play Space

From Canadian Homes and Gardens… another pic of a Don Mills home as it was when it was built! By Architect N. R. Stone – a fella I haven’t heard of so far in my research, but he does some … Continue reading

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Another Mid Century Modern Article on Houzz.com

Houzz seems to love Mid Century modern homes… and that’s OK by me! Check out this article here for some great photos of 50’s and 60’s house exteriors.

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Model Homes: A Courtyard Shelter by James Murray

Welcome to another in my series of posts called ‘Model Homes’, where we look at the photos and floor plans of our Don Mills homes as they were when they were built! This unusual model – one of my favourites … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here! With Some Reading Suggestions

Sweet fancy moses, I haven’t posted since January! In truth, it’s because I was abducted by aliens and taken back to the 1950’s to do more research on midcentury architecture. But I am back, with some summer reading suggestions! Firstly, … Continue reading

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Another Vintage Aerial Photo of Don Mills

Here’s a great aerial photo of our newly built suburb in the 50s, mainly focusing on the Donway East and West – I can actually see my house in this one (but I’m not telling you where!). This same photo … Continue reading

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Vintage Foresters Building Postcard

These vintage Foresters building postcards keep popping up on Ebay… I’m not sure who they were originally intended for – would you really visit Toronto and send back a picture postcard of an insurance company to your friends back home? … Continue reading

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