Royal Canadian Institute

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Royal Canadian Institute

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Founded in Toronto in 1849 as the Canadian Institute by a group of engineers, surveyors, and civil engineers as a professional society that would include all architects, surveyors, and engineers in Ontario. It 1850 it was agreed to include all "whose pursuits or studies were of a kindred character". Incorporated in 1851, became the Royal Canadian Institute by Royal charter in 1914.


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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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