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Porter/Galpern Building

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Before 1885, McDermot Avenue was known as Owen Street. McDermot has always been a commercial area, and today a substantial turn-of-the century streetscape still exists between 165-179 McDermot Avenue beginning at the intersection of Rorie Street and McDermot Avenue.

The large brick building located on the corner is familiar as the Galpern Candy Factory. It is larger in scale than its neighbours, its size making it a visual anchor as well as a bridge to the larger warehouses and commercial structures along Rorie Street.




Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1906 Municipal, 1985, grade III Brick with limestone accents over windows, steel construction. 6 storeys/28,763 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Wholesale warehouse Nightclub 165 McDermot Avenue J.H.G. Russell





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