ERA Architects

North York’s Modernist Favorites, Volume Three.

In compiling the revised inventory for the North York’s Modernist Architecture Revisited publication, ERA staff traveled to each site and photographed the current condition of the building. Through this process a number of projects stood out and became quiet favorites, and over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting a few of these under-appreciated, little-known buildings. These structures represent an undiscovered trove of modernist treasures in Toronto, which we drive, walk, or bike past everyday.

The Betel Residence, 1953.
Architect: Irving Grossman.

Project description from the original 1997 version of North York’s Modernist Architecture.


entry pond.

looking to the back-yard.

looking back to the front entry.