Annesley Hall

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Annesley Hall
General information
TypeResidence hall
Architectural styleQueen Anne
Location95 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Design and construction
ArchitectGeorge Martel Miller

Annesley Hall is the all-female residence at Victoria College, University of Toronto. The residence is located across from the Royal Ontario Museum and is designated a National Historic Site of Canada.[1]

Built in 1903 in the Queen Anne style, Annesley Hall is the first university residence built for women in Canada.[2] It was designed by architect George Martel Miller.[3] Annesley Hall was home to the first female resident at the University, as well as the first woman to graduate from a Canadian medical school.

Annesley is noted for its close-knit community life and is also known for its elegance and uniqueness. No two rooms are the same, and students in Annesley are able to enjoy exclusive common space, such as the Tackaberry Library and the Music Room, found on the main floor.

Annesley Hall was a location used in the shoot of the 1974 horror movie Black Christmas. It was renovated and restored in 1988-1989.[4]


  1. ^ Annesley Hall National Historic Site of Canada. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Annesley Hall National Historic Site of Canada". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada. Retrieved 22 August 2012. Annesley Hall was designated a national historic site because it is a particularly good example of the Queen Anne Revival style, as expressed in institutional architecture. Designed by architect G. M. Miller, and built in 1902-1903, Annesley Hall was the first purpose-built womens' residence on a Canadian university campus.
  3. ^ "Miller, George Martel". Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800-1950. Archived from the original on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Annesley Hall". Toronto's Historical Plaques. Alan L. Brown. Retrieved 22 August 2012. In late August, 1988, the building was closed for a year of major renovation and restoration work...Annesley Hall was reopened in September 1989 and officially rededicated on October 21 of the same year.

Further reading[edit]

  • O'Grady, Jean (2001). Margaret Addison: A Biography. McGill-Queens University Press. ISBN 0773521526 — Biography of the founding dean of Annesley Hall who served from 1903 until 1931.

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Coordinates: 43°40′04″N 79°23′35″W / 43.66778°N 79.39306°W / 43.66778; -79.39306