The Toronto Metallic Roofing Showroom

Designed by Henry Simpson, and built in 1896, it was designated under the 'Historic Sites and Monuments Act' on November 23rd, 1984. This Beaux-Arts style showroom stood at 1184 King Street West until it was moved to a site beside Allan Lamport Stadium in 1985. It was then dismantled a few years later, and 'put into storage'.

It was built as a showroom for the very popular architectural sheet metal products in the 1890's through the 1930's. Some additional links:

 
 

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1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Managers Private Office - Pressed Metal Builiding - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue in Liberty VillageManagers Private Office - Pressed Metal Builiding - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue
124 years ago - Liberty Village - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Draughting room - Pressed Metal Builiding - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue in Liberty VillageDraughting room - Pressed Metal Builiding - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue
124 years ago - Liberty Village - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Birds eye sketch of the Pressed Metal Factory building at King and Dufferin Streets from their 1900 catalogue in Liberty VillageBirds eye sketch of the Pressed Metal Factory building at King and Dufferin Streets from their 1900 catalogue
124 years ago - Liberty Village - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - General Office with manual typewriter and safe- Pressed Metal Builiding - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue in Liberty VillageGeneral Office with manual typewriter and safe- Pressed Metal Builiding - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue
124 years ago - Liberty Village - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Draughting room - Pressed Metal Builiding - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue in Liberty VillageDraughting room - Pressed Metal Builiding - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue
124 years ago - Liberty Village - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location
1912 Historic photo from Friday, January 19, 1912 - Pressed Metal Factory building at King and Dufferin Streets looking east in Liberty VillagePressed Metal Factory building at King and Dufferin Streets looking east
112 years ago - Liberty Village - Friday, January 19, 1912
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -12.8°C - 4.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from 1918 - Munitions workers line up for last pay, southeast corner of King and Dufferin streets across from Metallic Roofing Co in Liberty VillageMunitions workers line up for last pay, southeast corner of King and Dufferin streets across from Metallic Roofing Co
106 years ago - Liberty Village - 1918
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1982 Historic photo from Sunday, September 5, 1982 - Metallic Roofing Showroom behind Teperman hoardings in Liberty VillageMetallic Roofing Showroom behind Teperman hoardings
42 years ago - Liberty Village - Sunday, September 5, 1982
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1983 Historic photo from Sunday, November 27, 1983 - Central section of the Metallic Roofing Co showroom - bikes $25.00 and up sign in Liberty VillageCentral section of the Metallic Roofing Co showroom - bikes $25.00 and up sign
41 years ago - Liberty Village - Sunday, November 27, 1983
Max temp: 4.9°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1983 Historic photo from Sunday, November 27, 1983 - Metallic Roofing Co showroom built in 1897 - Henry Simpson, Architect - 1192 King St W in Liberty VillageMetallic Roofing Co showroom built in 1897 - Henry Simpson, Architect - 1192 King St W
41 years ago - Liberty Village - Sunday, November 27, 1983
Max temp: 4.9°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1983 Historic photo from Sunday, November 27, 1983 - One end of Metallic Roofing Co showroom - now gone - 1192 King St W in Liberty VillageOne end of Metallic Roofing Co showroom - now gone - 1192 King St W
41 years ago - Liberty Village - Sunday, November 27, 1983
Max temp: 4.9°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1987 Historic photo from 1987 - Metallic Roofing Co. of Canada - moved to Lamport Stadium in Liberty VillageMetallic Roofing Co. of Canada - moved to Lamport Stadium
37 years ago - Liberty Village - 1987
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)