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Primrose Club Building (Faculty Club) 1920
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2011
This 2010 Heritage Toronto plaque is located here at 41 Willcocks Street on the south side between Spadina Avenue and Huron Street. This is what it says:
Coordinates: 43.661313 -79.400570
Architects Benjamin Brown and Arthur W. McConnell designed this building for the Primrose Club, an elite Jewish organization that provided its members with a private social space. Retaining elements of an 1890 residence on the site, the Georgian Revival-style building features an elegant lounge, dining room, and ballroom that placed it among the city's most prestigious clubs. In 1959, the University of Toronto acquired the building for its new Faculty Club, which opened the following year with a membership of faculty and senior administrators. The Faculty Club has since evolved into a broader social centre for the University community.
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