Metallic Roofing Company Offices National Historic Site of Canada

Toronto, Ontario
Exterior photo (© Parks Canada/Parcs Canada 1990)
Mettallic Roofing Company Offices
(© Parks Canada/Parcs Canada 1990)
Address : 1184 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1984-11-23
Dates:
  • 1896 to 1896 (Construction)

Other Name(s):
  • Metallic Roofing Company Offices  (Designation Name)
Research Report Number: 1984-OB-02

Description of Historic Place

- the Metallic Roofing Company was one of two leading Canadian companies to manufacture architectural sheet metal and to market it around the world, during the 1890-1930 period, when pressed metal was at its height as a building material; and,
- designed in the Beaux-Arts style, it is a rare Canadian building whose interior and exterior comprise a three-dimensional catalogue of architectural sheet metal products.