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TRCA Field Centre, formerly the Boyd Family Estate, likely built during the late 1920s.

In Canada, the Château Style is a Revivalist architectural style based on the French Renaissance architecture of the monumental châteaux of the Loire Valley from the late fifteenth century to the early seventeenth century.


The first building in this style in Canada was the 1887 Quebec City Armoury (now named the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury, formerly called the Grande-Allée Armoury designed by Eugène-Étienne Taché. Many of Canada's grand railway hotels, designed by John Smith Archibald, Edward Maxwell, Bruce Price and Ross and Macdonald, were built in the Châteauesque style, with other mainly public or residential buildings. The style may be associated with Canadian architecture because these grand hotels are prominent landmarks in major cities across the country and in certain national parks.


Wikipedia contributors, "Châteauesque," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia (accessed June 30, 2021).


Vaughan’s examples of this style demonstrate this style’s a mix of elements borrowed from early medieval architecture, such as crenelation, steeply pitched roofs, towers, and roughly hewn stonework.


For more information:

Blumenson, John. Ontario Architecture: A Guide to Styles and Building 1784 to the Present. Markham, Ont.: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1990. 

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