I think the wharf is the demarcation point. The first picture is to the east.
This was the start of a two-week circle around California. We flew into LAX and Santa Barbara is two hours up highway 101.
You're up @Andres Falconer.
Whitney Block indeed. Home to the Office of the Premier of Ontario. In Toronto. This is from the Grosvenor St. side. It’s great to be able to cross borders again, it was a beautiful autumn day and the weather was warmer than it was south of the border. Back to you, @D.B.Moody !
EDIT: Okay, it's been about a day. Here's a picture from a few feet away and a slightly different angle. It's more like the shot that is iconic for this spot. We're looking for/expecting the name of the town where the picture was taken, but the name of the village down by the beach in the first picture will work too.
Another picture, this one from the Facebook page of the institution named after the building, which also carries the name of the town.
Similarly to @Miraculix's recent Chellington Centre, this building serves a broader purpose, though it apparently also serves a religious purpose. For any and all religions. And, by my estimate, this building is at least 750 years newer.