An important feature of Bain Avenue is Riverdale Courts, later the Bain Cooperative, H.T.P.R. It was constructed in 1913 by Eden Smith, 1858-1949, Toronto’s leading Arts and Crafts style architect. Riverdale Courts and Spruce Court in Cabbagetown were the first example of a public private partnership to provide low income public housing in Canada. They were built by the Toronto Housing Company to meet an affordable rental housing shortage prior to World War I. The original two hundred and four “flats” are in the English Cottage style favoured by the architect.