Finnish Labour Temple Building -- Thunder Bay ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 48° 25.936 W 089° 13.803
16U E 335047 N 5366749
Quick Description: The Finnish Labour Temple is still an active part of this close-knit community. EAT THE FINNISH PANCAKES AT THE HOITO RESTAURANT on the first floor.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 1/21/2014 9:37:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMJZAT
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
Views: 1

Long Description:
Blasterz loved the Hoito Restaurant, located in this wonderful building. That's why it comes as no surprise that the Finnish Labour Temple is listed as an Ontario Heritage property.

A bilingual English-Finnish plaque on the front reads as follows:

"FINNISH LABOUR TEMPLE

Built in 1910 by the Finnish Building Company Limited, it was designed by C. W. Wheeler, Alex Beck supervised construction. Unique features include the central polygonal tower supported by columns, the domed glassed in cupola above the roof line and the two-sided oriel windows on the façade. Intended as a community meeting place, it originally housed a theatre, a library and a reading room. It continues to serve as a Finnish cultural centre for the Finlandia Club of Port Arthur and its member societies and is home to the Internationally renowned “Hoito” restaurant.

ONTARIO HERIAGE ACT"
Link to Property in The Ontario Properties Database: [Web Link]

Building or Property Type: Not Listed in Database

County or Regional Municipality: Thunder Bay

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