Tuesday, August 30, 2016
This wonderful Neoclassical building was built in 1912 as the "Department of Household Science" at U of Toronto and remained as that until the 1970s. It was designed by architect George M. Miller and was funded by the Massey family of Massey-Harris fame. Now the south end is used by the Centre for Medieval Sciences of the university and the north end which opens onto Bloor St is leased out for retail space. It is directly across Avenue Rd from the Royal Ontario Museum giving this block quite a stately feel despite the surrounding modern buildings.