From One Spadina to University College: What goes into conserving and updating U of T’s heritage buildings (UofT News)

Apr 30th, 2018 | Posted In : Uncategorized

Hidden gems are scattered across the University of Toronto campuses – not just in quiet corners of the university but under the drywall.

When heritage architects from ERA Architects were exploring One Spadina ahead of its large-scale renovation, they noticed big circular cut-outs in the walls of one of the rooms. They soon realized that hidden within those walls were large hammer beam trusses – a remnant of the building’s first use as the site of Knox College.

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