Never to be puzzled with Neo-Gothic, which really is a twentieth century version to large institutional complexes, the Gothic Revival is a primary translation of middle ages details and building methods to the Ontario environment. Sometimes a Georgian body is fixed with a number of Gothic or Tudor details such as vergeboarding, finials, scalloping, lancet glass windows, hood molds, and carved label halts. Other times, specifically the churches, the design is asymmetrical and picturesque as well.
Gothic Revival in European countries was a a reaction to the Classical Revival that possessed taken hold above the 16th, 17th and 18th decades. Proponents of the Gothic Revival noticed the movement not only in structural conditions, but in spiritual or spiritual conditions as well.
The adherents of the Gothic Revival organised the view that religions possessed produced their own supreme architectural varieties that best indicated their ethos and soul. Thus Renaissance structures, which searched for its creativity from the “heathen” temples of Rome, was dismissed as pagan. Only Gothic displayed the entire flowering of the Religious faith.
Certainly all the people arriving in Canada from European countries could have seen a whole lot of Gothic structures. That it was so commonly therefore universally applied by the first settlers is not only the consequence of a few churches.