Architectural Index for Ontario

Information on Building Name: Colonial Tavern

Address: 201 Yonge Street
Type of Building: Taverns
Name of Building: Colonial Tavern
Notes: Occupied nos. 201-203 Yonge Street. Formerly the site of the Scholes Hotel (until 1948). A fire destroyed to 70 year-old building in 1960. A new Colonial Tavern on the same site was degined by architect Bruce Etherington and was a simple two-storey rectangular box. Demolished in 1988. The site remained empty until the Mercer Union Gallery sponsored the erection of a temporary site-specific artwork by Japanese Artist Tadashi Kawamata (see instance #3 at the same address).

Design conceived 1888
Altered 1948-facade
Demolished 1960;1988

Architects: Dick David
English Jay
Etherington A. Bruce
Journal or book Year Month Page Vol. No.
Kawamata: Toronto Project 1989 1989 n/a 37-43
Toronto Calendar Magazine 1974 April 37