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Remembrance Day 2020
November 11, 2020

@ The Albany Club: Focus on WWII As we are unable to host a Remembrance Day event, the Albany Club is pleased to share Club Historian, Joe Martin’s commentary on Canada’s contribution to WWII and the contribution of some Club members. With this being the 75th anniversary of the end of the war, we thought it […]


New Piping and Repair
December 2, 2019

From the new boilers in the basement to barbecue kitchen area on the rooftop patio, we have pipes running all throughout our building. From time-to-time these old pipes spring a leak and need a quick patch to fix.    Old Pipes in Main Vertical Stack Other times, as seen below, these problems might be more […]


New Hot Water Heater
November 1, 2019

It was time to finally retire our old hot water heater and upgrade to our new state-of-the-art version. This new unit is significantly more efficient than our former model and reliably provides every floor with steaming hot water.  Left: Old Hot Water Heater // Right: New Hot Water Heater The new model has up to […]


Bring in the Boiler
October 1, 2019

Just under 20 years ago, the board had approved the replacement of the heating boiler under the leadership of John Tory who was Club President at that time. After two decades of service it was time to replace the old heating boiler affectionately called the “John Tory Boiler” and replace it with a more efficient heating system.  […]


In with the New
August 6, 2019

The AC got new AC! Exciting news as the Albany Club’s new Air Conditioning units have been installed! After years of use, we have removed the old unit to make way for a modern efficient system. This system makes large strides to improving the energy efficiency of our Club, part of an important initiative launched […]


Resealing the Roof
July 2, 2019

Sleek & Sealed – our roof got an upgrade! The upper roof, south of the patio, has been exposed to the elements for a very long time and we were starting to observe water leaks in the club. The old AC units removed were lifted off the roof using a crane to enable the workers from […]


Out with the Old
June 3, 2019

It’s time to say goodbye to our old AC unit to make room for more energy efficient upgrades. In an exciting next step, we have removed the clunky old AC unit off our roof to make way for the modern efficient units. This is the latest initiative to improve the energy efficiency of the building. […]


Energy Efficiency at the Albany Club
May 1, 2019

Embracing the opportunity, the Albany Club has undertaken numerous energy efficiency upgrades. This year marks an important chapter in the Club’s history as we make a concerted effort to improve our energy efficiency. Facilitated by a holistic energy audit, our dedicated board, committees & management have identified areas that one-time capital expenditures will result in […]


Repair & Repoint
April 1, 2019

Extensive restoration work continues on our building, repairing & repointing our aged brick. Our building has seen over 200 years of Toronto being built around it. After all that time, our bricks have needed repair and replacing regularly. This year we are undertaking an important step to preserve this piece of heritage by repointing the […]


Snowy Demolition
February 1, 2019

Snow is on the ground, and the excavators are demolition-bound The demolition process is nearing completion as the final bricks are being removed from the buildings to our west. rooftop view of excavator demolishing the building adjacent to the Albany Club The facade is now clearly visible from the ‘inside’ and the impressive steel structure […]


New Year, New Restorations
January 7, 2019

Work continues on our building in the new year as demolition progresses to our west. The restoration scaffolding has been moved around to the rear of our building and they revitalize that wall (which many will recognize as the ‘front’ of the Main Dining Room). scaffolding on the south-side of the Albany Club Similarly to […]


Demolition Days
December 3, 2018

The structure protecting the facade of Victoria Row is in place, and demolition of the buildings to our west is now fully underway This full-scale demolition is a critical step in clearing the way for the new modern office building.  the first ‘bite’ out of the building The large metal structure is drilled 70ft into […]


West Wall Restoration
November 1, 2018

Work has begun on OUR BUILDING! Our west wall is being shored up and preserved as the the as the demolition continues on the the buildings to our west.


Façade Preservation
September 3, 2018

September 1st, 2018 – The preservation of the historic Victoria Row facade has been a priority since the construction began next door.


A New Chapter
August 1, 2018

August 1st, 2018 – August ushers in a new chapter for the Albany Club’s distinguished history book. As our neighbours begin their impressive new development, we prepare for a host of enhancements to the club for our members.


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