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119 St. George Street
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2012
On the east side of St. George Street in front of Wordsworth College, at a crosswalk a short distance south of Bloor Street, is this 2012 plaque erected by the COTC Board of Trustees, with the support of the Ontario Heritage Trust. Here's what it says:
Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, this fine 1892 house was purchased by the Board of Governors for the University of Toronto Contingent, Canadian Officers Training Corps (COTC). Together with the Drill Hall built that summer, it provided accommodation for a headquarters and other facilities where, during six years of war and the uneasy peace which followed, thousands of University of Toronto students and graduates received their initial officer training before serving Canada overseas and at home.
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