On May 27 & 28, 2017 the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design is opening the doors to One Spadina for the first public preview of its new building, now nearing completion.
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Please use the East Entrance
Cross Spadina Crescent on the east side using the lights at Russell Street
History and construction:
Originally built in 1875 as a vista to the lake along Spadina Avenue, and later home to the Knox College Theological Seminary and the Connaught Laboratories, One Spadina Crescent is one of Toronto’s most prominent and historic addresses. The recent transformation of the building has included a renewal of the south-facing 19th Century Gothic Revival building and a stunning contemporary addition.
Designed by Nader Tehrani and Katherine Faulkner, principals of the internationally acclaimed firm NADAAA — in collaboration with Architect-of-record Adamson & Associates, landscape architects Public Work, and heritage architects ERA — the revitalized One Spadina will bring together Toronto’s public with students, scholars, urbanists and practitioners to tackle the most pressing design issues and creative challenges facing society today. The project is the largest architecture school expansion in Canada’s history and one of U of T and Toronto’s legacy buildings for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration.
This is the first public access to the building, providing a preview of the space in advance of its official opening this fall. Visitors will take self-guided tours through the renewed heritage building and its contemporary addition, whose expansive, column-free studio space provides an unparalleled view up Spadina Avenue.
Students, faculty and staff will be on hand to provide information on the history, design, and plans for the building, which demonstrates the value of contemporary architecture and establishes the importance of urban-focused research and education in Canada. When it officially opens in the fall, the new home of the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design will be a focal point for students, scholars, artists, and urbanists worldwide.
Interested in studying at the Daniels Faculty? Members of our Office of the Registrar and Student Services will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. An exhibition of student work will also be held throughout the building.
For more information about the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, visit us at http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/