Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
119 St. George Street
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2012
Plaque coordinates: 43.666461 -79.399282
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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