Original College Building

Black and white photo of the first Innis College building
Innis College, Hart House Circle“Our first home – a pre-fabricated one story building constructed in the late 1940s as a temporary bookstore (the SAC building with the observatory in the background adds stature to the image). Inside were offices for the Principal, Robin Harris, Registrar Geoffrey Payzant, Assistant to the Registrar, Mary Pat McMahom, the Writing Lab, the common room, two washrooms, and a cleaning supplies storage closet. From outside it was referred to as the ‘biscuit box’, but from inside as we looked out to the passersby through the floor to ceiling windows, we called it the ‘fishbowl’.” ~Shared by Robert Patrick (Innis 6T7)

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