Henry Simpson (Toronto)
|Died||1926 (aged 61–62)
Henry Simpson was an architect active in Toronto, Ontario, around the turn of the 19th century. He trained under prominent architect E.J. Lennox, and the buildings he designed were in the Richardsonian Romanesque style Lennox had helped popularize. He was one of the architects employed by the prominent Massey family, well-known philanthropists. He worked with Charles J. Gibson from 1888 to 1890.
Over a dozen buildings he designed have survived to the present day. According to the Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada Simpson played a role in the design of 126 building from 1891 to 1916.
Simpson's buildings that survived into the 21st Century
|A.M. Orpen House||380 Sherbourne Street||1900|
|Edward McNamara Building||857 King Street West||1903||A set of rowhouses at 857-879 King Street West|
|J.F. Brown Furniture Building||193 Yonge Street||1903|
|Parisian Laundry Building||602 King Street West||1904|
|161 Crescent Road||161 Crescent Road||1905|
|Bradshaw & Company Factory||107 Atlantic Avenue||1905|
|Grand Central Hotel||251 King Street East||1905||The hotel was built in 1868, Simpson was responsible for a 1905 expansion and renovation.|
|Aluminum & Crown Stopper Company||334 King Street East||1908||Simpson was responsible for the north wing -- on Parliament|
|The Strand Hotel||75 Victoria Street||1908|
|Castlemere Apartments||75 Crescent Road||1912||Tudor revival|
|7 Triller Avenue||7 Triller Avenue||1912|
|Brunswick-Balke-Collender Factory Boiler House||40 Hanna Avenue||1913|
|Brunswick-Balke-Collender Factory Building||40 Hanna Avenue||1913|
|Hester Drummond House||230 Royal York Road||1890||Designed by Gibson and Simpson|
- "Reasons for Designation (Statement of Significance)-- 251 King Street East: National Hotel". City of Toronto. 2009. Archived from the original on 2013-03-11.
- "Former National Hotel in peril". Better Planning for All. Archived from the original on 2013-03-11.
- "Massey family fonds [multiple media].". Collections Canada. 2008-03-19. Archived from the original on 2013-03-12.
The drawings were prepared by a number of architects including Joseph Ireland, E.J. Lennox, Henry Simpson, G.M. Miller, Sproatt & Rolp, Mathers & Haldenby, and Hart Massey.
- Eric Ross Arthur, Stephen A. Otto (1986). Toronto: No Mean City. University of Toronto Press. p. 248. ISBN 9780802065872. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
Back in Toronto by 1885, he practised with Henry Simpson in 1888-1890 and then went on his own once more.
- "Brief search results: Charles Simpson". TO Built. Archived from the original on 2013-03-12.
- Verity Griscti, Joshua Hull. "SIMPSON, Henry (1864-1926)". Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada. Archived from the original on 2013-03-12.