Older than New York's flatiron but a fraction of its size, the Gooderham Building is one of the most photographed structures in the city. Originally built as the offices of the Gooderham & Worts Distillery, the building survived the sweeping demolitions of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood that reduced much of the area into a dreary array of parking lots. Now the heart of a thriving community, development has reclaimed much of the land for residential and commercial uses. L Tower, London on the Esplanade and The Berczy are among the most recent projects in the area, all of which can be seen clustered to the south of the Gooderham Building in the image below.

Gooderham Building, TorontoA view of the Gooderham building, image by Albert Chen. (l-r) Concert Properties' The Berczy, Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes' and Castle Point's L Tower and Cityzen's London on the Esplanade.