Albany Club

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The Albany Club during a demonstration.

The Albany Club in Toronto was founded in 1882 and is one of Canada's oldest private clubs. Named after the Duke of Albany the club has been situated at its present location of 91 King Street East for more than 125 years.[1]

The club was built as Victoria Row, a building built by John George Howard in 1840 to 1842.

The club is traditionally seen as a home for Conservative supporters. Its members have included every Tory Prime Minister from Sir John A. Macdonald to Brian Mulroney. Members have also included Ontario Conservative Premiers Sir James Whitney, Sir William Hearst, Howard Ferguson, George Henry, Thomas Kennedy, George A. Drew, Leslie Frost, John Robarts, William Davis, Frank Miller and Mike Harris.[1]

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  • By-laws and Rules of the Club (1888 - 1899)
  • "Albany: A Celebration" History of Albany Club of Toronto, 1882-1982. Written by John Hewitt Amys, Q.C. 154 pages.

Coordinates: 43°38′59″N 79°22′29″W / 43.649673°N 79.374859°W / 43.649673; -79.374859