Hidden Treasure

Tucked away in a small valley amidst a residential area stands the City of Peterborough's largest example of Beaux Arts architecture.  
The first time I came upon it, I turned the corner and was struck by the sheer size and magnificence of this imposing structure; totally unexpected to be found among this quiet neighbourhood of largely Edwardian houses.
The Peterborough Normal School opened on September 15, 1907 as one of four schools opened at the time in Ontario for the purpose of training teachers.  The building was later renamed Teachers College, a name that is now used for the neighbourhood where it is now an apartment complex.


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