A Toronto Residence Reinterprets the City’s History With a Standout Facade

The architects win over neighbors with a layered brick facade that plays off the city’s traditional Victorian, Tudor, and Edwardian homes.

"‘This house doesn’t belong here.’ That’s what they told us," says Enzo Mancuso, recounting the hard-fought battle that he and his wife, Erminia, along with architects Jodi and Andrew Batay-Csorba, waged to build their home in Toronto’s High Park neighborhood. The cause of the neighbors’ consternation? An unfortunate, but not incurable, case of NIMBYism.

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