Thursday, March 13, 2014
After viewing the Ron Thom show at the Gardiner Museum, I wandered over to Massey College at U of Toronto to see the real thing. Thom designed the college and it was built in 1963 in the "Medieval Oxbridge" style which consists of a central quadrangle from which the rest of the building spreads out. The building has lovely details and the quadrangle itself is beautiful but unfortunately there is no photography allowed inside since the college is a postgraduate residential college and is therefore considered private space. That wonderful detailed structure at the top of the building contains the dining room for which Thom designed all the furniture and had wonderful ceramic pieces created. I hope it is open one day for a public tour!