Princess Elizabeth Apartments — 1955 – 1957

Princess Elizabeth Apartments, photo by James Dow

Princess Elizabeth Apartments, photo by James Dow

Princess Elizabeth Avenue between 102 and 103 Streets

Designed by: Wallbridge and Imrie Architects
Built by: MacLab Construction
Original Owner: MacLab Developments

Princess Elizabeth Apartments provided economical housing to meet the huge post-war demand. The organization of attached row house buildings around 3 large common courtyards makes a delightful community space. The Early Modern style is evident in the use of strip windows, flat roofs and the horizontal expression of the form. Two colours of brick are used: yellow for the flanking walls and red for the infill walls. The angled dividing walls walls between units give the buildings a distinctive appearance. This extensive apartment complex was developed in four phases during the years 1955 to 1957. 

Photo by David Murray

Photo by David Murray

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