Heaslip House

The Heaslip house is located on the corner of Victoria St and Gould St. It was designed by Rounthwaite, dick and Hadley architects in association with Lett architect inc. it opened up in September 2005.  It is part of the G. Raymond Chang School and is used for continuing education. The construction of the Heaslip House preserves the façade of the former O’Keefe Brewery allowing it to keep its historical significance. The building is made mostly of glass panels and copper sheets. The older buildings façade was built of sandstone cladding. On this façade are elaborate carvings above located above the entrance with the revolving door. There is access to the building from each side of the building with a single door on each side.  The building stands seven storeys high and hangs over Lake Devonshire.  During winter seasons the lake becomes a skating rink for recreational use by the general public and students. The building uses repetitive rectangular shapes on its facades and uses bold lines that give it a certain elegance and simplicity. It is a building that unites historical and contemporary architecture into one form. Its unique design makes it one of Toronto’s well known landmarks.


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