Heaslip House

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Heaslip House

Heaslip House is located at 297 Victoria Street, Toronto. It is home to The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. A new 7 storey addition, designed by Rounthwaite Dick & Hadley Architects, opened in the fall of 2005, it incorporates the facade of the O’Keefe House, a four-storey building which was designed by Toronto architect Alfred H. Chapman in 1938-1939 for tycoon E.P. Taylor's Canadian Breweries Limited's head office.

The building was named for Bill and Nona (Macdonald) Heaslip; the Continuing Education School is named for Jamaican-Chinese Canadian Raymond Chang, founder of CI Financial.

The building is made mostly of glass panels and copper sheets; the older buildings façade was built of limestone cladding. On this façade are elaborate carvings located above the entrance with the revolving door; the building is cantilevered over the Devonian Square reflecting pond which becomes a skating rink for recreational use in winter.


Coordinates: 43°39′32″N 79°22′52″W / 43.658939°N 79.381027°W / 43.658939; -79.381027