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How Buildings Learn/ The Ryrie Building/Silver Rail

How Buildings Learn/ The Ryrie Building/Silver RailThe N/E corner of Yonge and Shuter in 1913. The Ryrie Building (1891) is seen before the
additions that extended the structure south to the corner and the addition of another floor.
How Buildings Learn/ The Ryrie Building/Silver Rail
Architects drawing showing the proposed changes.
How Buildings Learn/ The Ryrie Building/Silver Rail
The realization. Not quite as decorative as the plan.
How Buildings Learn/ The Ryrie Building/Silver Rail
A few years later.
How Buildings Learn/ The Ryrie Building/Silver Rail
Sometime in the 1930’s when Muirhead’s Grill occupied the S/E corner.
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How Buildings Learn/ The Ryrie Building/Silver Rail
The 1950’s when the Silver Rail occupied the space. The cornice is
already gone at this point.
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How Buildings Learn/ The Ryrie Building/Silver Rail
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2 responses

  1. victor

    I was wondering where you got the photo from the 1930’s ? I’m researching Catto’s dry goods. Cheers,
    Victor

    March 27, 2013 at 7:44 pm

  2. That would have come from the Toronto digital archives accessible onli9ne.

    March 27, 2013 at 7:51 pm

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