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Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2006
Now a part of Canada's National Ballet School, this building at 372 Jarvis Street was built by Oliver Mowat as his home. This 1979 Toronto Historical Board plaque attached to the outside wall has this to say:
Coordinates: 43.663848 -79.377540
Sir Oliver Mowat (1820-1903) built this Georgian-style house in 1856 on land originally owned by Samuel Peters Jarvis. Mowat, one of the Fathers of Confederation, was Premier of Ontario (1872-1896) and Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario (1897-1903). In 1861 he sold the house to Edward Rutherford, an alderman and president of Consumers' Gas Company. It was occupied by Havergal College from 1913 to 1932 and by the RCAF during World War II. In 1946, the house became the Toronto headquarters of the CBC.
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