What's the Future Ever Done for Me?

Townhouse Survivor on Mercer Street

Named after the original owner, the Alexander Johnston House was built in 1858 as a two-storey townhome. Eventually, the entire building was converted into a hat block producing factory. Then sometime after 1920, a third story was added.

It is also one of the last remaining buildings designed by John Tully, the same Toronto architect behind Walnut Hall, a row of four Georgian townhomes on Shuter St. built in 1856 that was demolished by a city work crew in 2007 after years of neglect. Heritage Canada Foundation included Walnut Hall in its annual “Worst Losses” list in 2008, calling the neglect and demolition a case of “architectural euthanasia.”

Screen Shot 2014-02-01 at 11.34.05 AM P1100856An article on the proposed re development of this historic house can be found here.


One response

  1. Mark Moore

    I seem to remember a film accountant or lawyer had her office in here.

    February 2, 2014 at 9:45 pm

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