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Graphic Arts Building

73 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON

Graphic Arts Building

In the Graphic Arts Building, you can live and work in a suite that blends classic architectural details with the flexibility of loft style living, right in the Downtown Core. Built in 1913, this historic five-story limestone building has a facade featuring Ionic columns and cornice work. For years it was the headquarters of Saturday Night Magazine, an esteemed publication that featured the writing of many of Canada's most acclaimed writers including Stephen Leacock, John McCrae, Robertson Davies, and Margaret Atwood. Artists C.W. Jefferys, Tom Thomson and other members of the Group of Seven also worked on Saturday Night. So artsy cachet? Check. There are 65 soft lofts in this contemporary reimagining of a slice of Toronto's artistic heritage. The impressive entrance still boasts the original Saturday Night signage and, while there are not many amenities, residents enjoy a great rooftop terrace and a fantastic location. In addition to its appeal as a live/work space, the combination of historic character and urban convenience makes the Graphic Arts Building a great choice as a pied-à-terre in the city for business types, or a good investment for buyers looking to grow their real estate portfolio.
Graphic Arts Building

Project History

Working with The Sheppard Group, Stinson rescued the historic 1912 Graphic Arts Building in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District, which had been abandoned and approved for demolition by a previous developer. This imposing building once served as the commercial art studio for the legendary Group of Seven painters, as the editorial office and printing plant of Saturday Night Magazine, the home of the Press Club, and as the original baronial Hy’s Steakhouse where many business deals were hatched. Stinson redesigned the building into live-work lofts, and retained the ground floor as the corporate office for the Stinson companies, in the process restoring the wood paneling, white marble, and wrought iron features.

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As a monumental landmark in the Stinson Hospitality Real Estate history, Graphic Arts Building is a stunning, elegant building with unique, eclectic Stinson character.
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