The Royal Ontario Museum is an interesting piece of architecture due to the amalgamation of four different architectural styles working harmoniously with one another. One can find Italianate, Gothic Revival, Modernist, and Deconstructivist post modernism elements in the Royal Ontario Museum. Despite the stir the design of the building has caused lately among the critics and the general public, the Royal Ontario Museum remains as one of the city’s most prominent buildings.
Location: Toronto, intersection of Queens Park and Bloor
Date Built: 1912, 1933 (East Wing), 1984 (curatorial addition), 2007 (The Crystal)
Architects: Frank Darling and John A. Pearson (original), Alfred Chapman (East Wing), Gene Kinoshita (Curatorial Centre), Daniel Libeskind (The Crystal)