Daniel Flynn Boot and Shoe Shop


Dates From: circa 1858
Original Location: Newtonbrook, Ontario (Yonge Street, now north Toronto)

In 1963, architect Napier Simpson described the Daniel Flynn Boot and Shoe Shop this way: “This small building has traces of Classical architecture incorporated in its facade. No doubt the man who built it was aware of good taste in architecture. Realizing that his establishment was on the main thoroughfare (Yonge St.) and seen by many hundreds of people every day, he planned a well designed building. However the size of the building presupposes that it could only serve a very small business.

The shop was built about the same time as the Flynn home; the east side door would have provided easy access between shop and house.

The Boot and Shoe Shop was opened to the public in 1963.