Lyle, John McIntosh

LYLE, John McIntosh (1872-1945)
(biography in preparation)

The following list of Lyle's principal executed works is based on source material noted below and on the comprehensive list of commissions compiled by Geoffrey Hunt and printed in his exhibition catalogue entitled John M. Lyle - Towards a Canadian Architecture, 1982. A supplementary list can be found in the recent monograph on Lyle written by Glenn McArthur entitled A Progressive Traditionalist: John M. Lyle Architect, 2009, 203-07.

BANKS IN TORONTO

IMPERIAL BANK, Bloor Street West at Lansdowne Avenue, 1907 (Toronto b.p. 6463, 1 March 1907; dwgs. at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Archives, Toronto)
DOMINION BANK, Queen Street East at Lee Avenue, 1911 (Toronto b.p. 25099, 30 Jan. 1911; dwgs. at Toronto Dominion Bank, Premises Div., Toronto)
DOMINION BANK, Bloor Street West at Dovercourt Road, 1911 (Toronto b.p. 25107, 31 Jan. 1911; dwgs. at Toronto Dominion Bank, Premises Div., Toronto)
DOMINION BANK, Bloor Street East at Sherbourne Street, 1911 (Toronto b.p. 31443, 8 Nov. 1911; dwgs. at Toronto Dominion Bank, Premises Div., Toronto)
DOMINION BANK, St. Clair Avenue West at Vaughan Road, 1911 (Toronto b.p. 25104, 31 Jan 1911)
BANK OF OTTAWA, Broadview Avenue at Gerrard Street East, 1911 (Toronto b.p. 26410, 20 April 1911; Const., v, May 1912, 90-1, illus.; dwgs. at Bank of Nova Scotia Archives, Toronto)
BANK OF OTTAWA, Queen Street East at Pape Avenue, 1912 (Toronto b.p. 36850, 23 Aug. 1912; dwgs. at Bank of Nova Scotia Archives, Toronto)
DOMINION BANK, St. Clair Avenue West at Dufferin Street, 1912 (Toronto b.p. 35844, 6 July 1912; dwgs. at Toronto Dominion Bank, Premises Div., Toronto)
BANK OF OTTAWA, Danforth Avenue at Logan Avenue, 1913 (C.R., xxvii, 23 April 1913, 67)
STERLING BANK, Church Street at Dundas Street East, 1913 (Toronto b.p. 4082, 12 May 1913; C.R., xxvii, 23 July 1913, 74)
DOMINION BANK, Roncesvalles Avenue at Howard Park Avenue, 1914 (Toronto b.p. 11497, 12 May 1914; dwgs. at Toronto Dominion Bank, Premises Div., Toronto)
DOMINION BANK, Danforth Avenue at Logan Avenue, 1914 (Toronto b.p. 12589, 19 June 1914; dwgs. at Toronto Dominion Bank, Premises Div., Toronto)
DOMINION BANK, Dundas Street West at McCaul Street, 1914; demol. (Toronto b.p. 13208, 13 July 1914)
BANK OF TORONTO, Dundas Street West at Ossington Avenue, 1918 (Const., xi, April 1918, 116, illus.; dwgs. at Toronto Dominion Bank, Premises Div., Toronto)
DOMINION BANK, Dundas Street West at Medland Street, 1918 (dwgs. at Toronto Dominion Bank, Premises Div., Toronto)
DOMINION BANK, Dupont Street at Christie Street, 1920 (Toronto b.p. 28745, 1 March 1920; Const., xv, May 1922, 146-49, illus.)
BANK OF TORONTO, St. Clair Avenue West at Christie Street, 1920 (Toronto b.p. 30756, 6 May 1920; Const., xv, May 1922, 146-49, illus.)
BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, New Toronto, Lake Shore Road at Sixth Street, 1920 (dwgs. at Bank of Nova Scotia Archives, Toronto)
DOMINION BANK, New Toronto, Lake Shore Boulevard West at Ninth Street, 1920 (C.R., xxxiv, 12 May 1920, 55)
DOMINION BANK, Dufferin Street at Lappin Avenue, 1921 (Toronto b.p. 37801, 1 April 1921; Const., xv, May 1922, 146-49, illus.)
DOMINION BANK, Bloor Street West at Runnymede Road, 1921 (Toronto b.p. 41624, 19 July 1921; Const., xv, May 1922, 146-49, illus.)
DOMINION BANK, Yonge Street at Eglinton Avenue East., 1922 (Toronto b.p. 54108, 7 Sept. 1922)
BANK OF TORONTO, College Street near Dovercourt Road, 1922 (Const., xv, May 1922, 146-49, illus.)
DOMINION BANK, Dundas Street West at Runnymede Road, 1924 (Toronto b.p. 73839, 28 Aug. 1924)
DOMINION BANK, Davenport Road at Laughton Avenue, 1927 (Toronto b.p. 97344, 7 April 1927)
DOMINION BANK, Long Branch, Lakeshore Boulevard West, 1928 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xiv, Sept. 1937, 176-78, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at Toronto Dominion Bank, Premises Div., Toronto)
DOMINION BANK, Scarborough, Danforth Avenue at Danforth Road, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 11 April 1928, 57)
DOMINION BANK, Yonge Street at Gerrard Street West, 1929-30 (Telegram [Toronto], 23 Sept. 1930, 13, illus. & descrip.; Const., xxiv, Feb. 1931, 47-8, 50-52, illus. & descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, ix, March 1932, 67, illus.; xiv, Sept. 1937, 178-79, illus. & descrip.; W. Dendy & W. Kilbourn, Toronto Observed, 1986, 224-25, illus. & descrip.)
DOMINION BANK, Davenport Road at Dovercourt Road, Toronto, 1929 (Toronto b.p. B5263, 15 March 1929)
DOMINION BANK, Yonge Street at Marlborough Avenue, 1929 (Toronto b.p. B8043, 5 June 1929; R.A.I.C. Journal, xiv, Sept. 1937, 176-77, illus.)
DOMINION BANK, Yonge Street at Lawrence Avenue West, 1929 (Toronto b.p. 12437, 9 Nov. 1929; R.A.I.C. Journal, xiv, Sept. 1937, 176, 178, illus. & descrip.)
DOMINION BANK, Avenue Road at Davenport Road, 1931 (Toronto b.p. 22665, 2 April 1931; R.A.I.C. Journal, ix, March 1932, 68, illus.)
DOMINION BANK, Old Forest Hill Road at Eglinton Avenue West, 1933 (Toronto Dominion Bank Archives, correspondence)

BANKS OUTSIDE TORONTO

WINDSOR, N.S., Bank of Nova Scotia, 1908 (dwgs. at Bank of Nova Scotia Archives, Toronto)
CORNWALL, ONT., Sterling Bank, c. 1910 (G. Hunt, 134)
PALMERSTON, ONT., Sterling Bank, c. 1910 (G. Hunt, l34)
WATFORD, ONT., Sterling Bank, c. 1910 (G. Hunt, 134)
PORT DALHOUSIE, ONT., Sterling Bank, c. 1910 (G. Hunt, 134)
HAMILTON, ONT., Imperial Bank, James Street South, 1910-11 (C.R., xxiv, 16 Nov. 1910, 28, t.c.)
PETROLIA, ONT., Metropolitan Bank, 1911 (dwgs. at Bank of Nova Scotia Archives, Toronto)
ST. CATHARINES, ONT., Sterling Bank, St. Paul Street, 1912 (C.R., xxvi, 27 March 1912, 72; St. Catharines Daily Standard, 31 Dec. 1912, 1, descrip.)
OSHAWA, ONT., Dominion Bank, 1917 (C.R., xxxi, 11 April 1917, 43, t.c.)
PRESTON, ONT., Bank of Toronto, 1919 (C.R., xxxiii, 23 July 1919, 43, t.c.)
MEAFORD, ONT., Bank of Toronto, 1919 (dwgs. at Toronto Dominion Bank, Premises Div., Toronto)
ORILLIA, ONT., Dominion Bank, 1919 (C.R., xxxiii, 8 Oct. 1919, 46, t.c.)
ST. ANDREWS, N.B., Bank of Nova Scotia, 1920 (dwgs. at Bank of Nova Scotia Archives, Toronto)
OTTAWA, ONT., Bank of Nova Scotia, Sparks Street, 1923-24 (Const., xviii, March 1925, 70-75, 86, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xxxix, 8 April 1925, 350, illus. & descrip.; Architectural Forum [New York], xlviii, June 1928, 809-10, illus.; H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 754-5, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at Bank of Nova Scotia Archives, Toronto)
TIMMINS, ONT., Dominion Bank, 1923 (C.R., xxxviii, 13 Feb. 1924, 65, illus. in advert.)
HUNTSVILLE, ONT, Dominion Bank, 1925 (dwgs. at Toronto Dominion Bank, Premises Div., Toronto)
(with D.J. Spence) MONTREAL, QUE., Dominion Bank, Bleury Street at Ste. Catherine Street West, 1927-28 (R.A.I.C. Journal, vi, March 1929, 84, illus.; xiv, Sept. 1937, 179-80, illus. & descrip.)
GRAVENHURST, ONT., Dominion Bank, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 21 March 1928, 68, t.c.; dwgs. at Toronto Dominion Bank, Premises Div., Toronto)
HAMILTON, ONT., Dominion Bank, Barton Street East at Kenilworth Avenue North, 1929 (C.R., xliii, 2 January 1929, 46; dwgs. at Toronto Dominion Bank, Premises Div., Toronto)
CALGARY, ALTA., Bank of Nova Scotia, Eighth Avenue West, 1929 (R.A.I.C. Journal, viii, March 1931, 80; xiv, Sept. 1937, 179-80, illus.; Calgary Herald, 23 Jan 1930, 22, illus. & descrip.; H. Kalman, History of Canadian Architecture, 1994, 755-6, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at Bank of Nova Scotia Archives, Toronto)
OSHAWA, ONT., Central Canada Loan & Savings Co., Simcoe Street North, 1929 (R.A.I.C. Journal, viii, March 1931, 80, 85, illus. & descrip.)
(with Andrew R. Cobb) HALIFAX, N.S., Bank of Nova Scotia, Head Office Building, Hollis Street at Prince Street, 1930-31 (R.A.I.C. Journal, ix, Jan. 1932, 2, 5-13, illus. & descrip.; March 1932, 66, 68, illus.; Halifax Herald, 3 Aug. 1931, 8; 4 Aug. 1931, 6, illus. & descrip.; Money Matters-A Critical Look at Bank Architecture, 1990, 169-71, 219-21, illus.; dwgs. at Bank of Nova Scotia Archives, Toronto)
WINGHAM, ONT., Dominion Bank, 1933 (G. Hunt, 140)
SUDBURY, ONT., Dominion Bank, Durham Street South, 1937 (G. Hunt, 141)
SAINT JOHN, N.B., Bank of Nova Scotia, Charlotte Street, 1939 (C.R., lii, 19 April 1939, 45; dwgs. at Bank of Nova Scotia Archives, Toronto)

RESIDENCES

(works in Toronto unless noted)

BEDFORD ROAD, at Elgin Avenue, for Alexander Bruce, 1906 (Toronto b.p. 4356, 22 June 1906)
BEAUMONT ROAD, near the Glen Road Bridge, for George Robinson (Toronto b.p. 5046, 25 Aug. 1906; Const., iii, July 1910, 79, illus.)
AVONDALE ROAD, residence for the architect, 1908 (Const., iv, Nov. 1911, 66-68, illus. & descrip.; C.H.G., x, Sept. 1933, 14-15, illus.; xvi, May 1939, 38-39, illus.)
JARVIS STREET, at Wellesley Street East, residence of Sir William Mulock, new sunroom and conservatory, 1909 (Toronto b.p. 16128, 29 June 1909; Const., v, Dec. 1911, 60-63, illus.)
ST. CLAIR AVENUE WEST, near Deer Park Crescent, for Hugh S. Steven, 1910 (Const., iii, July 1910, 80)
WELLS HILL ROAD, at Walmer Road, for John B. MacLean, 1911 (Const., iv, Nov. 1911, 52-56, illus.; Toronto Society of Architects Exhibit Catalogue, 1912, 135, illus.)
NANTON AVENUE, at Elm Avenue, for W.R. Johnston, 1911 (Const., v, Dec. 1911, 60-63, illus.)
CARLAW AVENUE, at Wroxeter Avenue, for George Oakley, 1912 (dwgs. at Building Records Div., City of Toronto)
ROSEDALE ROAD, near Arundel Road, for John L. Coulson, 1913 (Toronto b.p. 5073, 14 June 1913; R.A.I.C. Journal, v, July 1928, 258, illus.; OA, Kertland Coll., 485)
GLENROSE AVENUE, for John B. Hutchins, 1921 (OA, Kertland Coll., 99)
CLUNY AVENUE, at Rosedale Road, for G. Temple McMurrich, 1921 (OA, Kertland Coll., 101)
ROSEDALE ROAD, at Cluny Avenue, for Ernest G. West, 1922 (Toronto b.p. 47870, 30 March 1922)
FOREST HILL ROAD, for Clarence A. Bogert, 1923 (C.R., xxxvii, 9 May 1923, 53; R.A.I.C. Journal, ii, July-Aug. 1925, xvii, illus. in advert; iv, May 1927, 168-69, 173, illus.; v, July 1928, 267, illus.)
ANCASTER, ONT., 'Wynnstay', for F.F. Dalley, 1925 (R.A.I.C. Journal, iv, May 1927, 168, 170, illus.; C.H.G., viii, Feb. 1931, 22-27, illus.)
HIGHLAND AVENUE, for Dr. D. King Smith, 1926 (Toronto b.p. 87064, 20 Feb. 1926; R.A.I.C. Journal, iv, Sept. 1927, xvii, illus. in advert.; ix, Nov. 1932, 252, illus.)
FRYBROOK ROAD, for Mrs. R.J. Christie, 1927 (R.A.I.C. Journal, ix, April 1932, 102-03, illus.; June 1932, 139-40, illus.; C.H.G., xi, Aug-Sept. 1934, 35-37, illus.)
TEDDINGTON PARK AVENUE, for Frederick W. Cowan, 1929 (Toronto b.p. 9223, 17 July 1929; C.H.G., ix, Feb. 1932, 32-33, illus.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xiii, June 1936, x, illus. in advert.)
ORILLIA, ONT., for W. Robert Johnston, 1929 (C.H.G., viii, Feb. 1931, 36-37, illus.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xi, Oct. 1934, 149, illus.)
NORTH YORK, ONT, 'Annandale', for Col. Herbert A. Bruce, Bayview Avenue, 1931 (Toronoto Star, 13 March 1931, 33, descrip.)
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, residence for the Local Manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia, 1932 (G. Hunt, 140)
OSHAWA, ONT., 'Parkwood', for Col. Robert S. McLaughlin, new garden and reflecting pool, 1935 (C.H.G., xiii, Oct-Nov. 1936, 30-38, illus. & descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, xvi, March 1939, 63, illus.)

INSTITUTIONAL & ECCLESIASTICAL

HAMILTON, ONT., Central Presbyterian Church, Caroline Street South at Charlton Street West, 1907-08 (C.A..B., xx, May 1907, 103; The Presbyterian [Toronto] 27 May 1909, 649-51, illus. & descrip.; Toronto Society of Architects Exhibit Catalogue, 1909, 44, illus.)
(with Carrere & Hastings) ROYAL ALEXANDRA THEATRE, King Street West near Simcoe Street, 1906 (Telegram [Toronto], 5 June 1906, 5; C.R., xvii, 20 June 1906, 14; C.A.B., xx, Oct. 1907, 165, illus.; Const., i, Nov. 1907, 37-43, illus. & descrip.)
CHELTENHAM, ONT., Presbyterian Church, 1908 (The Presbyterian [Toronto], 27 Feb. 1908, 264, illus. & descrip.)
NEWMARKET, ONT., Pickering College, 1909; burned 1981; restored (C.R., xxiii, 6 Jan. 1909, 21; OA, Quaker Society Coll., MS 303, Reel 52)
GUELPH, ONT., Provincial Penitentiary & Prison Farm, 1910-11 (C.R., xxiii, 29 Dec. 1909, 22; Guelph Evening Mercury, 25 Sept. 1911, 1, 4-5, descrip.)
GRAVENHURST, ONT., Presbyterian Church, 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 22 June 1910, 24, t.c.)
ROBINS LTD., Victoria Street at Richmond Street, office building (now the Engineer's Club), 1912 (Toronto b.p. 34354, 28 May 1912)
STOCK EXCHANGE, Bay Street near King Street West, 1912-13; demol. 1934 (C.R., xxvi, 17 Jan 1912, 68; Globe [Toronto], 10 Sept. 1913, 9, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xxviii, 18 Feb. 1914, 211-12, illus. & descrip.)
ROYAL CANADIAN YACHT CLUB, Centre Island, addition to the Clubhouse and new verandahs, 1912 (C.R., xxvi, 24 Jan 1912, 64)
CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, University Avenue at College Street, auditorium and practice rooms, 1914; demol. 1965 (Toronto b.p. 12495, 15 June 1914)
PEARSON HALL FOR BLIND SOLDIERS, Beverley Street at Baldwin Street, an addition to the George Brown mansion, 1920 (Toronto b.p. 28250, 6 Jan. 1920)
RUNNYMEDE PUBLIC LIBRARY, Bloor Street West at Glendonwynne Road, 1929-30 (C.R., xliii, 30 Jan. 1929, 101, illus. & descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, vii, Jan. 1930, 29, illus.; Dec. 1930, 430-37, illus. & descrip.; Const., xxiii, Sept. 1930, 285-6, 295-6, illus. & descrip.)
(with Mathers & Haldenby), WHITNEY HALL, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, Women's Residence, St. George Street at Hoskin Avenue, 1930-31 (Toronto Star, 4 July 1930, 29, descrip.; Const., xxiii, June 1930, 192; xxiv, Oct. 1931, 308-18, illus. & descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, viii, Dec. 1931, 412, illus.)

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL

WELLINGTON STREET WEST, at Windsor Street, stable buildings for Dominion Transport Co., 1906 (Toronto b.p. 5893, 9 Nov. 1906)
HYDRO ELECTRIC POWER COMMISSION, transformer stations at Kitchener, Guelph, London, Niagara, Dundas and Toronto, c. 1910 (G. Hunt, 134)
DUNDAS STREET EAST, at River Street, factory for the Adam Beck Cigar Box Manufacturing Co., 1912 (Toronto b.p. 92, 7 Oct. 1912)
MACLEAN PUBLISHING CO., University Avenue at Edward Street, office building, 1913; demol.; (Toronto b.p. 8445, 6 Dec. 1913)
BLOOR STREET WEST, near Bedford Road, office building for the architect, 1914; altered 1986 (dwgs. at Buildings Records Div., City of Toronto)
CANADIAN AEROPLANES LTD., Dufferin Street at Lappin Avenue, factory, assemby plant, shops, garage, and sheds, 1917 (Toronto b.p.10634, 25 Jan 1917; Const., xii, Jan. 1919, 2-8, illus. & descrip.)
DUNDAS STREET EAST, near River Street, tannery for Harry B. Johnston & Co., 1919 (Toronto b.p. 24870, 31 July 1919)
OMEMEE, ONT., Empress Tannery, additions, 1920 (C.R., xxxiv, 31 March 1920, 62, t.c.)
THORNTON-SMITH CO., retail store, Yonge Street at Elm Street, 1921 (Const., xv, May 1922, 150, illus.; Architectural Record [New York], lii, Aug. 1922, 114, illus.)
PEARL STREET, east of Simcoe Street, Stationery Warehouse and garage for the Bank of Nova Scotia, 1928; demol. (Toronto b.p. A5526, 20 Feb. 1928)
EATON STORE, Yonge Street at Queen Street West, interiors alterations, new entrance, penthouse and stairs, 1936; demol. 1972 (Toronto b.p. 47725, 3 Feb. 1936; R.A.I.C. Journal, xvi, Feb. 1939, 38)
PETERBOROUGH, ONT., Canadian General Electric Co., Park Street, addition to factory, 1940, 1941 (C.R. liii, 10 Jan. 1940, 28, t.c.; liv, 19 March 1941, 32)
STANDARD BRANDS LTD., Fraser Avenue at Liberty Street, warehouse & garage, 1942 (Toronto b.p. 74832, 17 March 1942)

OTHER WORKS

COBALT, ONT., railway station for the Temiskaming & Northern Railway Co., 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 25 Aug. 1909, 22)
MATHESON, ONT., railway station for the Temiskaming & Northern Railway Co., 1910 (C.R., xxiv, 13 April 1910, 31, t.c.)
COCHRANE, ONT., Union Station, for the Temiskaming & Northern Railway Co., 1910 (Const., iii, Sept. 1910, 51)
(with Ross & MacDonald and Hugh G. Jones) UNION STATION, Front Street West at Bay Street, 1914-21; opened 1927 (Const., vii, May 1914, 199-202, illus. & descrip.; Canadian Railway & Marine World, xvii, June 1914, 262-64, illus. & descrip.; xxx, Oct. 1927, 567-76, illus. & descrip.; Railway Age [New York], lxxxiii, 24 Dec. 1927, 1243-50, illus. & descrip.; R. Bebout, The Open Gate-Toronto Union Station, 1972, 66-96, illus. & descrip.)
KINGSTON, ONT., Memorial Arch for the Royal Military College, 1921-24 (Const., xiv, March 1921, 93, illus.; xviii, June 1925, 176, illus.; Architectural Forum [New York], xliv, Feb. 1926, 89-92, illus. & descrip.; R.A.I.C. Journal, iv, April 1927, 120)
(with D.E. Kertland) DOWLING AVENUE, at Lakeshore Boulevard West, clubhouse for the Argonaut Rowing Club, 1922 (Const., xv, May 1922, 139-41, illus.)
HAMILTON, ONT., Memorial Fountain, Gage Park, Main Street East, 1926 (Const., xxii, Jan. 1929, 17-18, illus.; R.A.I.C. Journal, vi, March 1929, 101, 108, illus.)
WOODBINE RACE TRACK, Queen Street East at Kingston Road, new Paddock, Director's Building, and Members Grandstand for the Ontario Jockey Club, 1927-28 (C.R., xlii, 20 June 1928, 657-62, illus. & descrip.; Const., xxi, Sept. 1928, 296-303, illus. & descrip.)
HAMILTON, ONT., High Level Bridge, York Boulevard over Coote's Paradise, 1930-32 (R.A.I.C. Journal, v, April 1928, 140-45, illus. & descrip.; x, Dec. 1933, 199, critique by Eric Arthur 203; rebuttal by J. Lyle, xi, Feb. 1934, 31; Const., xxv, July 1932, 167-68, illus. & descrip.; C.R., xlvi, 7 Sept. 1932, 1000-08, illus. & descrip.; Canadian Engineer, lxiii, 5 July 1932, 5-9, 33-4, illus. & descrip.; dwgs. at the Royal Botanical Gardens Office, Hamilton)

COMPETITIONS

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Armoury, 1897. Lyle collaborated with the New York office of Howard & Cauldwell in preparing the drawings for this Beaux Arts design (Architectural Review [Boston], iv, 1 Nov. 1897, illus. plates).
OTTAWA, ONT., Departmental & Justice Buildings, Major's Hill Park, 1907. From thirty submissions Lyle placed sixth with a design 'in the domestic Tudor Gothic style, well massed and dignified, but somewhat cold, heavy and plain in treatment' (C.A.B., xx, Sept, 1907, 184; Architectural League of America, The Architectural Annual 1907, illus. plates). The competition was won by E. & W.S. Maxwell, but their scheme was never built.
HAMILTON, ONT., Public Library, 1910. Lyle submitted a classical Beaux Arts design with central rotunda (Const., iii, Sept. 1910, 52, illus.). Walter Pavey was declared winner, but the commission later went to A.W. Peene.
HALIFAX, N.S., National Memorial, 1910. Lyle received Third Prize for his design (Const., iii, Aug. 1910, 46, illus.). The firm of Sharp & Brown were declared winners.
TORONTO, ONT., Bank of Toronto, King St. West at Bay Street, 1910. Lyle's reserved design was unusually modest for this highly visible site (Const., iii, Sept. 1910, 50, illus.). His scheme was no match for the winning proposal submitted by his former employers Carrere & Hastings of New York.
TORONTO, ONT., Knox College, University of Toronto, St. George Street, 1911. The scheme by Lyle was surprisingly uninspired, drawing heavily on the motifs and forms used in University College to the northeast (Const., iv, Feb. 1911, 56-8, illus. & descrip.). Chapman & McGiffen were awarded First Premium.
TORONTO, ONT., Government House, a residence for the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Chorley Park, 1911. Lyle received 3rd Prize for his entry in this invited competition (Const., iv, May 1911, 55-9, illus. & descrip.). The commission was awarded to George W. King, but was not built to his design.
TORONTO, ONT., Masonic Temple, Spadina Road, 1914. Lyle was awarded 2nd Prize for his design (Const., vii, May 1914, 186-90, illus. & descrip.). Harry P. Knowles of New York won the competition, but his scheme was not built and the site relocated to Yonge Street at Davenport Road in 1919.
OTTAWA, ONT., New Departmental & Courts Buildings, Wellington Street, west of Parliament Hill, 1914. Just seven years after he had submitted a proposal for new government buildings in Major's Hill Park to the east, Lyle submitted a breathtaking and visionary Edwardian scheme for this complex (Charles C. Hill, edit., Artists, Architects & Artisans - Canadian Art 1890-1918, 2013, 242, illus. & descrip.). More than 60 competitors from Commonwealth countries sent in drawings for this complex. Once again the federal government shelved the entire project. The original drawing by Lyle is now held at the CCA, Montreal (CCA DR 1986-0446)
CHICAGO, ILL., Chicago Tribune Tower, 1922. Four Canadians submitted designs in this internationally significant competition. The scheme by Lyle was disappointingly unadventurous (The International Competition for a New Administration Building for the Chicago Tribune, 1923, Plate 180; Const., xvi, Feb. 1923, 61-2, illus.). It could not compare with progressive designs by luminaries such Walter Gropius, Eliel Saarinen, Bruno Taut and others. The competition was won by Hood & Howells of New York.
OTTAWA, ONT., Dominion Coin Competition, 1936. As an articulate advocate of Canadian motif in contemporary design Lyle suggested that new coinage should incorporate stylized images of flora and fauna from the Canadian landscape (R.A.I.C. Journal, xiv, Dec. 1937, 262, illus.).