Sunday, May 12, 2013
What A School!
This unusual round building with the crown-like roofline is Lord Lansdowne School which is located in the same heritage district as yesterday's homes but it is not part of the district since it is from a different era than the rest of the structures. It is, however, designated as a heritage property as a prime example of Mid-Century Expressionist architecture. It was built in 1961 and designed by Peter Pennington, an in-house architect for the Toronto Board of Education, and it was needed to replace an old Victorian school building which had become too small for the area's needs. I love all the fanciful touches and the colours and of course that funky chimney!