|Anthony Patrick Cawthra Adamson, OC|
Officer of the Order of Canada
October 7, 1906|
|Died||May 3, 2002
Anthony (Tony) Patrick Cawthra Adamson, OC (October 7, 1906 – May 3, 2002) was a Canadian architect, author, teacher, and municipal politician. He was descended from Joseph Cawthra through his mother.
Born in Toronto, Ontario to Agar Adamson and Mabel Cawthra, he grew up in Port Credit, Ontario on the family estate,before reading Architecture at the University of Cambridge and at the University of London.
Adamson was an architect, architectural planner, and an Associate Professor of Town Planning at the University of Toronto from 1950 to 1967. From 1953 to 1954, he was the Reeve of Toronto Township (now called Mississauga). From 1969 to 1974, he was Chairman of the Ontario Arts Council. He wrote the introduction to Richard Bebout's 1972 book, "The Open Gate: Toronto Union Station," which was instrumental in helping to save the station from the wrecking ball.
In 1931, he married Augusta Bonnycastle.
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