Gouinlock, George Roper

GOUINLOCK, George Roper (1896-1979), son of George W. Gouinlock, was born at Toronto on 5 November 1896 and educated at Upper Canada College, at St. Andrew's College, and at the University of Toronto Schools. In 1914 he enrolled in the Dept. of Architecture at the School of Practical Science but his studies were interrupted by war service in France where he was wounded in August 1917. He returned to Toronto to complete his courses and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1921. Gouinlock may have received some encouragement from his father in his choice of a career but he decided to work in other offices for his practical training, including brief periods with Darling & Pearson (in 1915), for Sproatt & Rolph (in 1920), and for F.H. Marani (in 1921). In late 1921 he formed a partnership with Henry J. Burden (see list of works under Burden & Gouinlock), and in 1927 commenced practice under his own name, designing neo-Georgian and Tudor Revival hotels, commercial buildings and sumptuous private houses. In April 1935 he formed a new partnership with Hugh L. Allward (see list of works under Allward & Gouinlock) and together with him won several awards for works designed before WWII. Their firm was one of first to introduce a a modernist aesthetic to institutional buildings in post-war Toronto. Gouinlock retired in 1970 and died in Toronto on 9 August 1979 (death notice in the Toronto Star 11 Aug. 1979, A 17; inf. from Ont. Association of Architects)


DUNVEGAN ROAD, residence for Frank E. Maulson, c. 1926 (R.A.I.C. Journal, iv, Nov. 1927, xv, illus. in advert.)
ETOBICOKE, mansion for Conn Smythe, Baby Point Road near Humbercrest Boulevard, 1926-27 (Kelly McParland, The Lives of Conn Smythe, 2011, 309; inf. Marybeth McTeague, City of Toronto)
VAUGHAN ROAD HIGH SCHOOL, Vaughan Road at Winona Drive, 1927 (Toronto Star, 12 Jan. 1927, 32, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xli, 6 July 1927, 7, illus. in advert.)
EAST YORK HIGH SCHOOL, Coxwell Avenue at Cosburn Avenue, 1927; partly demol. 1986 with facade still standing (R.A.I.C. Journal, iv, Aug. 1927, 302-05, illus & descrip.)
ACME FARMERS DAIRY, Danforth Avenue at Westlake Avenue, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 11 Jan. 1928, 51)
EAST YORK, major addition to R.H. McGregor Public School, Sammon Avenue at Coxwell Avenue, 1928; demol. (Toronto Star, 2 May 1928, 16, t.c.; inf. Barbara Myrvold, Toronto)
LONG BRANCH, Daisy Avenue Public School, Daisy Avenue at 29th Street, 1929 (The Advertiser [New Toronto, Mimico & Long Branch], 19 Sept. 1929, 1, illus. & descrip.; inf. Marybeth McTeague, Heritage Preservation Services, City of Toronto)
CLARENDON AVENUE, at Clarendon Crescent, residence for Mrs. Josephine S. Burnside, 1930 (C.H.G., viii, March 1931, 94, illus.; April 1931, 17-23, illus.)
LONG BRANCH PUBLIC SCHOOL, Lakeshore Boulevard West near 31st Street, 1930-31 (Telegram [Toronto], 9 April 1930, 4, illus.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xii, Jan. 1935, 10)
WYCHWOOD PARK, residence for Frederick K. Morrow, 1931 (R.A.I.C. Journal, viii, March 1931, 79, 83, illus. & descrip.; O.A.A. Toronto Chapter Yearbook, 1933, 56, illus.; C.H.G., viii, March 1931, 94, illus.; x, March 1933, 36, illus.)
DUNVEGAN ROAD, major alterations to a residence for the architect, 1932 (C.H.G., x, Jan. 1933, 36, illus.)
ELM AVENUE, at South Drive, residence for Frank W. Kerr, 1932 (C.H.G., x, Feb. 1933, 29-31, illus.)
THOMAS COOK & SON LTD., Bay Street near Wellington Street, 1933; demol. (Const., xxvii, March /April 1934, 33, illus.; Building in Canada, xvi, Jan. 1936, 8, illus.)
FOREST HILL, a large residence for Gwynn H. Osler, Dunloe Road, 1934 (Toronto Star, 31 Aug. 1934, 37, illus.)


KAPUSKASING, ONT., The Kapuskasing Inn, a hotel for the Spruce Falls Power & Paper Co., Riverside Drive, 1927 (C.R., xli, 27 April 1927, 52, t.c.; Canadian Hotel Review, vii, Jan. 1929, 11-14, illus.)
KAPUSKASING, ONT., public school, King Street, 1927 (C.R., xli, 27 April 1927, 52, t.c.)
KAPUSKASING, ONT., seventy five tract houses for the Spruce Falls Power & Paper Co., 1927 ((Daily Journal of Commerce [Toronto],26 July 1927, 5)
KAPUSKASING, ONT., hospital for the Spruce Falls Power & Paper Co., 1927 (Daily Journal of Commerce [Toronto], 8 Oct. 1927, 5)
KAPUSKASING, ONT., workers clubhouse for the Spruce Falls Power & Paper Co., Riverside Drive, 1927 (Daily Journal of Commerce [Toronto], 8 Oct. 1927, 5)
OSHAWA, ONT., clubhouse for the Oshawa Golf Club, Alexandra Street, 1928 (Canadian Hotel Review, vi, April 1928, 58; May 1928, 90)
NEWMARKET, ONT., High School, 1928 (C.R., xliii, 3 April 1929, 20, illus. in advert.)
BOWMANVILLE, ONT., major addition to the High School, 1929 (C.R., xliii, 10 April 1929, 60, t.c.)
OMEMEE, ONT., Emily Cemetery Chapel, Highway 7, 1928 (R.A.I.C. Journal, vi, July 1929, 255, illus.; Heritage Buildings: City of Kawartha, July 2007, 48, illus., but lacking attribution)
GALT, ONT., Young Chapel, at Mountview Cemetery, Blenheim Road near Charles Street, 1928-29 (inf. on mounted commemorative plaque inside the chapel; inf. Karl Kessler, Waterloo, Ont.)
BROCKVILLE, ONT., major addition to the Collegiate Institute, Pearl Street East, 1929-30 (C.R., xliii, 19 June 1929, 108, t.c.; xliv, 19 Feb. 1930, 30, illus. in advert.; R.A.I.C. Journal, viii, March 1931, 80, descrip.; ix, Dec. 1932, 266, illus.)
HAMILTON, ONT., Langley's Ltd., Main Street East near Ferguson Avenue, 1930 (R.A.I.C. Journal, viii, March 1931, 80; O.A.A. Toronto Chapter Yeaarbook, 1933, 90, illus.)
BRACEBRIDGE, ONT., United Church, 1931 (Bracebridge Gazette, 17 Dec. 1931)
OAKVILLE, ONT., residence for Charles W. Beatty, 1931 (O.A.A. Toronto Chapter Yeaarbook, 1933, 50, illus.; C.H.G., x, June 1933, 14-16, illus.)
NEWMARKET, ONT., residence for Dr. D.H. Guy, c. 1931 (C.H.G., ix, May 1932, 22, illus.)
KAPUSKASING, ONT., High School, Devonshire Street, 1932 (C.R., xlvi, 17 Feb. 1932, 44)
KITCHENER, ONT., Westmount Golf Club House, 1930-31 (C.R., xliv, 11 June 1930, 64; Const., xxvii, Jan./Feb/ 1934, 15-16, illus.; Building in Canada, xv, Nov. 1935, 6, illus. & descrip.)
BALA, ONT., United Church, 1935 (Bala United Church: 100 Years, 1980, 3-6, illus.)