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314 Jarvis Street

LAST UPDATE: May 27 2020

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photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

AT RISK INFORMATION
At risk status:
This building is at risk

Info:

The building has suffered multiple fires that have caused significant damage. Per CBC News, City of Toronto engineering and construction services have been called to determine the next steps for the heritage building.

BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
314 Jarvis Street
314 Jarvis Street
Church-Yonge Corridor, Toronto

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Notes:

This house was altered in 1901 by Matthew Sheard for Dr. Charles Sheard (Toronto’s first chief medical officer and a Conservative MP) and his wife Verna Stanton Sheard (a well-known poet).

in 2016 a fire gutted the building, and three more fires in 2019 further damaged the building.

Status:
Completed

Year Completed:
1865

Map:
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Companies:
The following companies are associated with this building

BUILDING DATA
Type:
Detached house

Current use:
Abandoned

Former use:
Residential

Heritage:
Designated under Part IV Ontario Heritage Act

Main Style:

Sources:

Sources

  1. Inventory of Heritage Properties
    Author - City of Toronto
    More information

  2. Toronto Architecture: A City Guide
    Author - Patricia McHugh
    Page - 163

  3. Toronto fire believes heritage home fire is suspicious
    Author - CBC News Toronto
    Date - 2 September 2019
    More information

  4. Toronto heritage home burns, university residents evacuated from building
    Author - Nick Dixon, CTV News Toronto
    Date - 2 September 2019
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  5. Fire knocked down in abandoned heritage home in Allan Gardens
    Author - Chris Herhalt, CP24
    Date - 2 September 2019
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  6. Fire that tore through historic Jarvis St. home deemed suspicious
    Author - Ilya Bañares, Toronto Star
    Date - 2 September 2019
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  7. Fire guts heritage Beaux Arts home on Jarvis St.
    Author - Laura DaSilva, Toronto Star
    Date - 4 January 2016
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  8. Removal of a Designated Heritage Property under the Ontario Heritage Act – 314 Jarvis Street
    Author - City of Toronto: Robert Freedman, Director Urban Design City Planning Division
    Date - 26 March 2012
    Document - b67bd6f5135af089940010beb2c6e992.pdf
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  9. Cause of Two-Alarm Fire in Heritage Home on Jarvis Street Still a Mystery
    Author - Heather Seaman, iHeartRADIO
    Date - 2 September 2019
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  10. Investigators to probe fire at heritage home once engineers survey blackened remains
    Author - Muriel Draaisma and Greg Ross, CBC News Toronto
    Date - 3 September 2019
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  11. Fire destroys Jarvis Street heritage home once owned by prominent Toronto family
    Author - CBC News Toronto
    Date - 4 January 2016
    Notes - Includes a video of Sarah Sheard (great-granddaughter of Charles and Verna Sheard) talking about the house.
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  12. 308-314 Jarvis Street and 225 Mutual Street - Zoning Amendment Application – Request for Directions Report/Refusal Report
    Author - City of Toronto: Gregg Lintern, MCIP, RPP Director, Community Planning Toronto and East York District
    Date - 22 May 2015
    Document - 66de0e1ede379423fb50795d72db3ae7.pdf
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  13. 314 Jarvis St.
    Author - Vik Pahwa, City of Toronto Archives
    Date - 4 January 2016
    Notes - Fonds 546, Item 31
    More information

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