Architectural Index for Ontario

Information on Building Name: John Ross Robertson Home

Address: 291 Sherbourne Street
Type of Building: Houses
Name of Building: John Ross Robertson Home
Notes: House also known as "Culloden". John Ross Robertson was the founder of the Evening Telegram in 1876, and principal contributor to the founding of Sick Children's Hospital. He authored "Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto" (1898). His very large collection of historical material is housed in the Special Collections Centre of the Toronto Reference Library. The house was converted into the Robertson House Shelter for Women and Children in 1995. (SEE: 291 Sherbourne St. - instance #2)

Building completed c1880s?

Journal or book Year Month Page Vol. No.
Cabbagetown remembered 1984 n/a 108
Cabbagetown: The Story of... 1998 n/a 10
Toronto Star 1998 Nov. A24 25th
Toronto, 100 years of grandeur 1978 n/a 133+