49 Wellington Street E
(Front & Wellington at Church)
M5E 1C9 Toronto, Canada
tel: +1 416 203 2500(Tourist Information)
The Gooderham Building - also known as the Flatiron building due to its shape - is one of the city's more iconic pieces of architecture. Its narrow wedge shape is forced by the junction of Wellington and Front streets at the east end of the city's financial district, and built in 1892, it is the oldest flatiron-shaped building in North America. There is a mural on its back wall, painted by renowned Canadian artist Derek Michael Besant as a trompe l'oeuil - it appears to give the building more windows than it actually has. The mural is of the Perkins Building which is located across the street. The building is currently occupied by business offices, but there is a pub in the basement with a large patio and views of one of the oldest sections of the city.