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John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

April 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Photo by Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Photo by Brian Burchell, Gleaner News

Owner/Developer: University of Toronto

Status: Under construction

Construction is well underway at 1 Spadina Cres., the nineteenth-century Gothic revival building that was previously home to Knox College and Connaught Laboratories. Once completed some time in the 2015/2016 academic year, the building will be a mix of old and new, with the restored historic building facing south, and the contemporary multi-storey glass façade providing an open embrace to the north. Unique due to its sustainable urban design and preservation of the heritage aspect, the faculty building is also aimed at creating a link between the community and the university. In a city that’s still learning how to balance its built history with its modern ambitions, this is a project to watch.

Annemarie Brissenden, Gleaner News


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