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Fire Station #24 in Summerhill, Balmoral Avenue- 1911; Robert McCallum-city architect

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Fire Station #24 (now #311) is in Queen Anne Revival or Dutch Flemish style, (depending whom you ask) notably in the use of red brick and the addition of stepped gables on the south and west sides. The vertical stone strips running up the height of the south front of the west wing, are modern, reminiscent perhaps of work associated with followers of Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in 1911, the building was designed by the architect Robert McCallum, who also designed Yorkville library.

Located just off Yonge Street, Balmoral Fire Hall was built in an era when horses pulled hose wagons through its double doors. Still visible along the east wall is a second-storey projecting beam and doorway, where hay was hoisted into a loft for feed. In the rear, a tower (not visible on this photo), capable of drying 50-foot hoses still stands.

The building was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1990.

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tor tom on July 25, 2012

Rebeca, I really have a fan in you.

Your express your self with full emotion, and even if it sometimes not perfectly clear, what you mean, I know it comes from inside of you and not only it is rare, but it is precious.

Ivan Logvinov on July 26, 2012

Nice view!
Best wishes from Russia!

Kostia Semytskyi on July 27, 2012

Nice! Like 22.
Greeting from Ukraine. Kostia

amadeus2050 on July 28, 2012

Nice place. LIKE23. Best regards.


Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on July 28, 2012

Very good shot ,nice lights and view !


My Friendly greeting, Natuska

Sergio Bagna on July 28, 2012

Very well captured! Like! Greetings from Italy, Sergio

Det Lindinger on July 29, 2012

Superfoto, gut gemacht Tomas........like26+Fav5

Greetings from Germany, Det!

Ann Broder on July 30, 2012

The man and his shadow are a perfect compliment to the fire station! Well seen Tom LIKE

Best regards,


Eckart u. Annemarie … on July 31, 2012

Like28 für dieses hübsche Foto. Viele Grüße, Eckart und Annemarie

Filippo Bilotti on August 1, 2012


Esta foto me gusta,LIKE29.Una hermosa imagen....

Saludos desde Caracas.

Ildikó Fehérváry on August 1, 2012

Nice composition, excellent shot!


Best regards, Ildikó

Christos Theodorou on August 3, 2012

Wonderful contast of colours. Friendly greetings.

Janusz Kulik on August 3, 2012

Fantastyczne zdjęcie,wspaniały kontrast kolorów!!! LIKE-33 pozdrawiam serdecznie,Janusz

Don Maiers on August 3, 2012

Wonderful artistic shot Tomas! LIKE! best wishes, Don.

C haydeé on August 6, 2012

Hola Tomas¡Qué bella imagen! Like

Saludos cordiales desde Argentina , Chaydeé.

Alexandra & Karl-Hei… on August 6, 2012

Beautiful and interesting shot. LIKE!!!

Best wishes Alexandra & Karl-Heinz

Joni Knaus on August 7, 2012

Nice moment with the shadow and architecture, dear Tom! Like+YS,Happy Tuesday and beautiful lightful summer days!: Joni from Finland.

Ondřej Havelka on August 19, 2012

Excellent composition, beautiful photo, like41 + f8 :-)

kostas papantoniou-V… on August 25, 2012

Very well composed Tomas!Greetings,Kostas

xacobeo4 on September 16, 2012


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  • Uploaded on July 23, 2012
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    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/02/09 10:51:52
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 4.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash