I went there recently for a tour, after the building, designed by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, won a Governor-General’s Medal for Architecture. It is located in a dowdy corner of what used to be called East York. As you approach through a landscape of mid-century brick bungalows and strip plazas, you see an undulating monolith – a long, four-storey building that snakes in and out from the street, its façade lined by vertical bars of cool green aluminum and rough, orange Cor-Ten steel. It adjoins an 1885 Queen Anne-style house, resplendent in its restored red brick.
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