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The current Knox College building on King’s College Circle was erected in 1915. This is the sixth building that has housed the College since it began in 1844.
Built of Credit Valley grey stone with Indiana Limestone trimmings, Knox College is one of North America’s finest examples of Collegiate Gothic architecture. Architects Chapman & McGiffin fashioned it after Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Now more than a hundred years later, the College’s unique architectural features offer visitors a quiet oasis in the middle of a busy city. In 1983, Toronto’s Historical Board designated Knox College a heritage site.
Knox College is part of the Toronto School of Theology, a consortium of seven Christian colleges that are all federated with the University of Toronto.
Prior to St. George Street, Knox College was at One Spadina Crescent. A pressing need for additional library space, as well as extensive repairs to the Spadina building, spurred the construction of the current building on St. George Street.