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Name & LocationJohn Street Roundhouse
255 Bremner Boulevard
Toronto, Entertainment District
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Alternate names: John Street Railway Gatehouse / Toronto Railway Heritage Centre
NotesThis building was formerly used to repair and store passenger locomotives for the Canadian Pacific Railway. For 20 years after its construction this was one of the busiest and most important roundhouse complexes in Canada. This national heritage site currently houses the Steam Whistle Brewery, a store, and the Toronto Railway Heritage Centre. The railway turntable, dating from 1929, has recently been restored.

Renovations to this building won an Honourable Mention from the Toronto Architecture and Urban Design Awards in the "Building Adaptation" category in 2000.

Year Completed1931
CompaniesThe following companies are associated with this building (click on company name for links to buildings):

  • Architect : Hotson Bakker Architects Responsible for renovation.

  • General contractor : Anglin-Norcross Limited Responsible for original building.

  • Owner : Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre

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    Height and Building Data 
    Height (m)0.00
    Building typeIndustrial
    General useCultural
    Specific UseMuseum
    Former UseIndustrial
    HeritageNational Historic Site
    Union Station Heritage Conservation District
    Main Style 
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