Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Knox College


My recent schedule takes me through the University of Toronto's large, downtown campus (over 50,000 students!) a few times a week so today I feature another one of the university's colleges. This is one of the entrances to Knox College which is affiliated with the Presbyterian church. Designed by architects Chapman & McGiffen in a Gothic style modelled on Oxford and Cambridge, it was built in 1912-15 as a neighbour to University College. It is used for many movie shoots and in fact "Poe" for ABC was being filmed there a week ago! Enlarge the shot to see some strange carved faces above the door.

7 comments:

LĂșcia said...

Amazing building, the faces are great and scary at the same time!
Love this University!

Eyeliquor 2 said...

Great entrance!
I love the deeper meaning of the "strange" carved faces.
Nice one Red Pat :)

Leif Hagen said...

I just love, love architecture like that! It makes me feel like I'm in Europe somewhere....

Jack said...

It looks very imposing. The rough, dark gray stone is a bit intimidating.

Sharon said...

There is a lot of interesting carvings when you enlarge the photo! Looks like it would make a great spot for filming.

EG Wow said...

I'm so glad you are often at the U of Toronto as I am gaining such an appreciation for the architecture there.

Randy said...

Very beautiful. Schools don't look this nice anymore.