Tuesday, April 24, 2018
New Use For An Old Beauty
This is the building found across from the red brick Borden building at U of T which I showed you last week. This is 1 Spadina Cres and is found in the centre of a roundabout of Spadina Ave just north of College St. It was built in 1875 as Knox College which was a Presbyterian theological school, then became a military hospital during WWI, then had various government uses until being purchased by U of T in the 1970s. The university used it for various office spaces and then for the visual arts program until a major renovation proposal was unveiled in 2013. This is now the John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design and the new use was opened in late 2017 although during a recent wander I found a lot of construction still going on inside. I will show you the wonderful modern addition on the north side over the next two days.