Toronto:
Vaughan Estate

This page includes Vaughan House and McLean House with Coach House. Both are located in vicinity of the Bridle Path on the Armistice Drive (#80 and #135 respectively). Vaughan House is also listed at 2245 Bayview Ave.

James McLean (meat packer and philanthropist) built his house in 1928. John Vaughan (VP of Eaton Co) developed his estate in 1931. Sunnybrook Medical Centre bought these houses and used them as conference and meeting places. The Vaughan House with its gorgeous Ballroom was used as an events venue. Due to COVID-19 both houses seams to be permanently closed. Fate of lanterns presented on this page is unknown.

We explored Vaughan Estate on Sept 14, 2020.



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Vaughan House, Exterior Lights.
1/3. Wall Mount Lights around the house.
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2/3. Pillar Lantern at the Main Entrance.
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3/3. Torchiere, Stairs to the Terrace.
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Vaughan House, Anteroom.
1/2. Pendant.
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2/2. Wall Mount Candelabra.
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Vaughan House, 1st Floor Hallways.
1/3. Wall Mount Candelabra.
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2/3. Table Lamp.
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3/3. Wall Mount Light, 2nd Floor as well.
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Vaughan House, Sunroom.
1/2. Chandelier.
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2/2. Table Lamp.
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Vaughan House, Grand Ballroom.
1/4. Chandelier.
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2/4. Wall Mount Candelabra.
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3/4. Wall Mount Candelabra.
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4/4. Chandelier.

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Stairs to 2nd Floor, Wall Mount Candelabra.
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Vaughan House, 2nd Floor.
1/3. Hallway Wall Mount Light.
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2/3. Hallway Ceiling Recessed Light.
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3/3. Staircase Pendant.
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McLean House, External Lanterns.
1/3. Main Entrance, Porch Pendant.
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2/3. Side Entrance, Stairwell Pendant.
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3/3. Wall Mount Light, South Entrance.
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McLean House, Sunroom.
1/2. Chandelier.
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2/2. Wall Mount Light.
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McLean Coach House.
1/2. Wall Mount Lights around the house.
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2/2. Wall Mount Light above the Entrance.

Only Bracket and wiring remains,

Lantern missing.

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