Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Royal Conservatory of Music
The Royal Conservatory of Music is a not-for-profit organization that provides music and arts education across Canada. Started in 1886, it's head office moved to this building (which is just around the corner from yesterday's post) in 1962 and started an extensive renovation and addition in the 1990s that finished in 2009. Designed by KPMB Architects (see yesterday's post), the addition provides new performance spaces, concert hall, studios and more, all in modernist spaces which integrate beautifully with the original 1881 building. It also fits in well with its neighbour on Bloor St, the Royal Ontario Museum.