National Ballet School (Jarvis site)
National Ballet School (Maitland site)
North Toronto Station
Bruce County Museum
Don Valley Brickworks
The Bruce County Museum is located in Southampton, on a wooded hillside overlooking a small lake. The original museum, an imposing buff brick schoolhouse built in 1873, was expanded into a complex over 43,000 sq ft in size. This ambitious project incorporated the original museum building, several new exhibitions spaces and a modern archive facility. Fragile artifacts and historic records are protected by a state of-the-art interior environmental system.
The plan focused on a natural stone wall that slices through the site from sidewalk to lakefront, which is at times three storeys high, at times at sitting height, and at times simply part of the floor. The dramatic entrance hall follows this wall, introducing the visitor to the features of the site and the museum. This wall echoes the escarpment, a crucial geographic landmark of the area.