The Assembly Hall in Etobicoke is a multi-use community cultural centre featuring the adaptive reuse of a century-old heritage building

In a webpage devoted to Cultural Attractions, TOLive with Culture describes The Assembly Hall at 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive.

Major renovation has preserved building’s historic charm, blended with modern updates

The Assembly Hall at Colonel Samuel Smith Park, Etobicoke. Jaan Pill photo

The text at the website notes:

The Assembly Hall is located on the scenic Lakeshore Grounds in South Etobicoke. This century-old building has undergone a major renovation by the City of Toronto, which preserved its historic charm, blended with modern updates and amenities. The Assembly Hall opened in June 2001 as Toronto’s newest community cultural centre, offering a performance hall, community meeting rooms and gallery space.

Renovated historic building functions as a multi-purpose community cultural centre

The link mentioned at the above-noted webpage has a broken link to more information about The Assembly Hall. The correct link highlights the following information:

The Assembly Hall. Jaan Pill photo

“The Assembly Hall is located on the scenic Lakeshore Grounds in South Etobicoke. This century-old building has undergone a major renovation by the City of Toronto, which preserved its historic charm, blended with modern updates and amenities. The Assembly Hall reopened in June 2001 as a multi-purpose community cultural centre, offering a performance hall, community meeting rooms and gallery space.

“The Assembly Hall is primarily a rental facility, providing space to many of Toronto’s arts, heritage and community groups. Its mission is to serve as “a gathering place at the heart of the Lakeshore, where community and creativity are celebrated and nurtured.” The Assembly Hall is available for both public and private use.

“A public art installation entitled “Third Garden”, designed by artists Millie Chen and Warren Quigley, is situated on the northwest corner of the Assembly Hall grounds. Incorporating walkways, sculptured seating and landscaping, “Third Garden” welcomes the community to the Assembly Hall site.”

Goodes Hall facility, Kingston, Ontario

The Assembly Hall illustrates the adaptive re-use of a significant heritage resource. A similar adaptive reuse project involving the attribute of transparency can be found at the historic Goodes Hall facility at the Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, Ontario.

 

The Assembly Hall. Jaan Pill photo

The Assembly Hall. Jaan Pill photo

The Assembly Hall. Jaan Pill photo

The Assembly Hall. Jaan Pill photo

The Assembly Hall. Jaan Pill photo

The Assembly Hall. Jaan Pill photo

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