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Best Institute

LAST UPDATE: December 1 2020

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BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
Best Institute
112 College Street
Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

Owner:
University of Toronto

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Notes:

Built in 1954, designed by Mathers and Haldenby, this is a more modest construction than its neighbour to the east, built 20 years earlier. It was named in honour of Dr. Charles H. Best, co-discoverer of insulin. The building is slated for demolition in 2019 to make way for the Schwartz-Reisman Centre for Innovation.

 

This substantial brick building was never identified as having heritage value in the discussions between the City and U of T during the 1990´s. Even though was designed by an important firm which might have been enough to warrant protection in another neighbourhood, as U of T needed to have space for potential expansion this building was given a lower rating when compared to other buildings on campus. It is to be replaced by the new Shwartz-Reisman Innovation Centre. Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2019.

Status:
Demolished

Year Destroyed:
2019

Map:
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Companies:
The following companies are associated with this building

BUILDING DATA
Type:
University

Former use:
University

Heritage:
No heritage status

Main Style:

Sources:

Sources

  1. University of Toronto: Architectural Tour
    Author - Larry Wayne Richards
    Date - 2019
    Page - 243-4

  2. U of T: Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre
    Author - UrbanToronto
    Notes -

    Building which will replace existing


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