Wednesday, April 6, 2011
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.