In the matter of the Ontario Heritage Act
R.S.O. 1990 Chapter 0.18
City of Toronto, Province of Ontario
Notice of intention to designate
584 Church Street (Catherine Collard House)
Take notice that Toronto City Council intends to designate the lands and buildings known municipally as 584 Church Street (Catherine Collard House) under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.
The property at 584 Church Street is worthy of designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value, and meets the criteria prescribed by the provincial government for municipal designation under the category of contextual value. Located on the west side of Church Street between Dundonald Street and Gloucester Street, the Catherine Collard House (1909) is a 2½-storey detached house form building.
Statement of Cultural Heritage Value
The property at 584 Church Street is historically linked to its surroundings as part of the surviving group of residential buildings located on the former Dundonald Estate. After its extension north of Queen Street East in the mid 1800s, Church Street was among the most desirable residential neighbourhoods in Toronto where the Wallace Millichamp Houses (1875 and 1876) were completed near the southwest corner of Church and Gloucester Streets. The latter dwellings were converted to apartment units after Dundonald Street was opened, coinciding with the relocation of the William St. Croix Houses (1878) to the northwest corner of Church and Dundonald Streets, the introduction of small-scale apartment buildings (1910 and 1912) on Church and Gloucester Streets, and the construction of the Catherine Collard House (1909). Through its placement, setback and form, the Catherine Collard House contributes to the group of low-rise buildings that reflect the development of the block on the west side of Church Street between Dundonald and Gloucester Streets in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The heritage attributes of the property at 584 Church Street are:
- The 2½-storey house form building
- The scale, form and massing
- The materials, with brick cladding and brick, stone and wood trim
- The modified gambrel roof with extended and returned eaves and, on the east slope, a gabled dormer with decorative detailing
- The principal (east) facade, which is symmetrically organized into two bays with the main entrance placed in the right (north) bay
- The fenestration on the east facade and south elevation, consisting of segmental-arched window openings with brick and stone trim, and the two-storey bay window on the east wall
- The setback of the Catherine Collard House on the west side of Church Street, north of Dundonald Street
Notice of an objection to the proposed designation may be served on the City Clerk, Attention: Rosalind Dyers, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 2nd floor, West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2, within thirty days of November 9, 2011, which is December 9th, 2011. The notice must set out the reason(s) for the objection, and all relevant facts.
Dated at Toronto this 9th day of November, 2011.
Ulli S. Watkiss