14 Blevins Place… Heritage or Not?

14 Blevins Place, Toronto

14 Blevins Place Entrance

"The heritage attributes are found on the exterior walls and roof. Windows divide the facade into 12 vertical sections, 10-12 windows are grouped within these sections"

“The heritage attributes are found on the exterior walls and roof. Windows divide the facade into 12 vertical sections, 10-12 windows are grouped within these sections”

Seen from Nelson Mandela Park school Field

As seen from Nelson Mandela Park School Field

 

http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/2005/agendas/committees/te/te050118/it029.pdf

From the Toronto Staff Report, November 9, 2004

To: Toronto Preservation Board

Subject: 14 Blevins Place (Dickinson Tower) – Inclusion on the City of  Toronto Inventory  of Heritage Properties

Reasons for Listing:

The property at 14 Blevins Place (Dickinson Tower) is recommended for inclusion on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties for its cultural heritage value and interest. Located in Regent Park South, 14 Blevins Place (Dickinson Tower) is one of five high-rise buildings. Designed by the important Toronto architect Peter Dickinson, then with Page + Steele Architects, the project won the Massey Medal for Architecture. Dickinson’s design featured two-storey apartments that separated the bedrooms from the living space and enabled units to front onto both sides of the building. The heritage attributes are found on the exterior walls and roof. Standing 14 storeys tall, the building is made of red brick with a flat roof. The pattern of the fenestration is a significant feature. Windows divide the façade into twelve vertical sections, and clusters of 10-12 windows are grouped within these sections. Originally, balconies were incorporated into the facade. The elevator shaft can be seen in the centre of the façade on either side of the building. The ground floor tenants on the west side of the building have privategardens, which have been enclosed by a wooden fence.

The pattern of the fenestration is a significant feature.

The pattern of the fenestration is a significant feature.

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One Response to 14 Blevins Place… Heritage or Not?

  1. Kara says:

    Hi there! Interesting piece! Can we use one of your photos in our community newspaper? Please email me editor @ corktown.ca. Thanks!

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