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William Levack House

LAST UPDATE: May 31 2021

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photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
William Levack House
28 Halton Street
Trinity-Bellwoods, Toronto

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Alternate names:
Maynard Nursing Home

Notes:

Perhaps inadvertently, although this seems unlikely, the Levack House is a stylistic twin to the Matthews House at 89 St. George Street. Built a year apart, the former is designed in the same hybrid Annex style comprising both Queen Anne Revival and Romanesque Revival elements. One could argue that the Levack House displays a greater quantity of Richardsonian Romanesque character than the Matthews House, owing to its first-floor rusticated stone façade and large round-headed entrance archway. They share an abundance of terra cotta molding and nearly identical decentred, pointed turrets which instantly invoke the signature Queen Anne busy roofline. 

William Levack was the founder of Union Stockyards. His house was designed by Francis Riley Heakes, who also designed a set of buildings for Levack at 88-94 Ossington Avenue known as the "Levack Block."

Status:
Completed

Year Completed:
1892

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Companies:
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BUILDING DATA
Type:
Detached house

Current use:
Seniors housing

Former use:
Residential

Heritage:
Listed

Main Style:

Sources:

Sources

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

  2. Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800-1950
    Author - Robert G. Hill
    Notes -

    Heakes, Francis Riley entry.


    More information

  3. Maynard Nursing Home
    Author - Schlegel Villages
    Notes - Nursing home´s website; includes interior images.
    More information

  4. A Walk Through History at Maynard Nursing Home
    Author - Kristian Partington, Schlegel Villages
    Date - 9 August 2017
    More information

  5. Inclusion of the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties - 88-94 Ossington Avenue (LeVack Block) (Trinity-Spadina, Ward 19)
    Author - City of Toronto
    Date - February 3, 2005
    More information

  6. Old Toronto Houses
    Author - Tom Cruickshank
    Date - 2008, 2nd Ed.
    Page - 105

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