Collection 1391 - Eric Horwood oral history

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UTA 1391


Eric Horwood oral history


  • 9 Feb. 1984 (Creation)

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1 sound recording

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The University of Toronto Archives was established in 1965 as a unit within the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Its antecedents, however, date back much further to the Art Room in what is now the Science and Medicine Library. It has been located on the fourth floor of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library since 1972. Along with the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, it forms part of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto Libraries.

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E.C. Horwood was a Toronto architect, active from 1927 to 1975.

E.C. Horwood was born in Toronto in July 1900, the son of architect J.C.B. Horwood. He studied architecture at the University of Toronto (1919-1925) while working at his father's firm, Horwood and White, then completed his studies in Paris, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Fontainebleau School of Fine Arts (1925-1927).

He joined Horwood and White in 1927, becoming senior partner following his father's death in 1938. E.C. Horwood began winding up the firm in 1969, but continued to do some work under its name until his retirement in 1975.

E.C. Horwood's projects included schools, churches, office buildings, hospitals and residences. His main projects included the renovation of the Robert Simpson Company and the John Northway and Sons department stores, buildings for the Children's Aid Society and the University of Toronto, and improvements to Canadian General Electric plants in Toronto.

E.C. Horwood died at Mimico on October 22, 1984.

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Consists of a sound recording of an interview between architect E. C. Horwood and University Archivist David Rudkin.

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Added to AtoM by E. Sommers, July 2018




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