204 Beech Avenue, now

Friday, 14 May 2010

"....an excellent example of early Beach architecture...."

Hi all,
A little something to keep in mind, when you scroll down, read the Criteria, and possibly partake in the poll.
Here is what a trip to the Toronto Archives uncovered;
204 Beech was not built in the '20s as we'd thought. It was built circa 1909. And was, in fact, one of the very first houses on the street.
Happy Belated 100th Birthday, 204. Human lives have come and gone, but thanks to the TLC and respect with which you've been treated over the years...you're still standing proud and healthy, one representative aspect of why people flocked to the Beaches in the first place. How ironic that you should be taken down.

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Another artist's rendition

Another artist's rendition
Hi folks,

Please read the following. I have highlighted the criteria we think apply.




1. (1) The criteria set out in subsection (2) are prescribed for the purposes of clause 29 (1) (a) of the Act. O. Reg. 9/06, s. 1 (1).

(2) A property may be designated under section 29 of the Act if it meets one or more of the following criteria for determining whether it is of cultural heritage value or interest:

1. The property has design value or physical value because it,

i. is a rare, unique, representative or early example of a style, type, expression, material or construction method,

ii. displays a high degree of craftsmanship or artistic merit, or

iii. demonstrates a high degree of technical or scientific achievement.

2. The property has historical value or associative value because it,

i. has direct associations with a theme, event, belief, person, activity, organization or institution that is significant to a community,

ii. yields, or has the potential to yield, information that contributes to an understanding of a community or culture, or

iii. demonstrates or reflects the work or ideas of an architect, artist, builder, designer or theorist who is significant to a community.

3. The property has contextual value because it,

i. is important in defining, maintaining or supporting the character of an area,

ii. is physically, functionally, visually or historically linked to its surroundings, or

iii. is a landmark. O. Reg. 9/06, s. 1 (2).