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Architectural style


  • 1 Neoclassicism

    Neoclassicism is a broad term describing architecture based on the Greek and Roman orders. Neoclassical buildings are generally symmetrical and are of monumental proportions, finished with a smooth or polished stone surface. Massive porticos often highlight the façade, topped with a pediment and flanked by a series of colossal pilasters. Windows are often in the form of large single-light sashes; attic storeys and parapets are popular. Greek orders are preferred. Therefore, the round arch is not often used and enriched mouldings are rare. Though not as common as religious buildings done in the Gothic Revival or Romanesque Revival styles, there are a number of good examples of neoclassical places of worship in Ontario.

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