Welcome to Walk Liberty!
Walk Liberty is an interactive, online portal that showcases the rich history, public spaces, and dynamic and eclectic businesses of Liberty Village. Get outside, explore the neighbourhood and support your local businesses.
This is one of thirteen stops along a walking tour of Liberty Village.
On the southeast corner of Dufferin and Liberty Streets, this brick three-storey building was constructed in 1908 for the Sunbeam Incandescent Light Company. Later acquired by Canadian General Electric, the factory produced electrical equipment such as fuses, clocks, and bulbs. Today, as the Dufferin Liberty Centre, the building houses architectural firms, design studios, marketing agencies, and communications consultants. Brick-and-beam factory buildings like this one offer large, bright windows, open-concept workspaces, rooftop patios, hardwood floors and high ceilings, making them ideal for creative industries.
Just to the north, on Dufferin Street, are two of the fourteen benches installed in 2020 as part of the 2019 Artist Bench Series program sponsored by the Liberty Village BIA and the City of Toronto: “Gathering” by Patrick Li and “Love Conquers our Differences”
by Christiano De Araujo. These benches showcase local and Canadian artists, while providing places to sit and relax, perhaps while enjoying a coffee or snack. Look for these benches when wandering through Liberty Village.
Continue your tour…
Location 6 Dufferin and King Streets – 175 metres north (1209 King Street West)
Location 8 Dufferin Gate – 200 metres south (157 Dufferin Street)
Location 9 Liberty Street and Mowat Avenue – 100 metres east (67 Mowat Avenue)
Aerial photograph of Liberty Village looking east from Dufferin Street. The Sunbeam Incandescent Light Company building is at the lower centre; Exhibition Place is to the right.
City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 2420
Bombs stored on Liberty Street, looking east from Dufferin, 1915. Note the expansion of the Toronto Carpet Factory in the left background. City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 848.
“Love Conquers our Differences” by Christiano De Araujo
“Gathering” by Patrick Li
Support Local. Check out these nearby businesses!
Cafés and Restaurants
Little House of Deli 161 Liberty Street
Mike’s Liberty Grill 153 Liberty Street
L Studio Salon 39 Mowat Avenue
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