70 High Park Avenue can trace its roots back to the Third Church of Christ Scientist built on this site in 1928 and designed by celebrated Toronto architect Murray Brown. He created a place of worship using modern techniques that resulted in a structure that blended well with the upper High Park environment.
Brown’s passion was creating 1920s and 1930s stylized detailed public spaces. The Regent Theatre on Mount Pleasant Road and the newly renovated Long Branch Public Library still exist today to showcase the architect’s talent for combining a Modern Classic exterior with an Art Deco interior.
The City of Toronto’s Heritage department recognized the significance and uniqueness of Brown’s 70 High Park Church and demanded that any future build incorporate as many original elements as possible.
Today, at 70 High Park, we are surrounded by and walk through many of these timeless architectural gems everyday.
Exterior - Modern Classicism:
Interior Lobby - Art Deco:
For more information please visit the City of Toronto Heritage Notice for 70 High Park Ave.
The heritage designation was officially approved by city council on March 31, 2008. The plaque was installed on the left side of the front façade. Below are some pictures of the plaque and pictures from the installation as well as some of the building's heritage features.
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