TORONTO’s notorious old Don Jail, is undergoing a massive makeover. Thanks to Bridgepoint Health and Diamond & Schmitt Architects, this Victorian-era structure will soon be the centrepiece of a new medical campus.
A 10 storey, 472 bed hospital is rising adjacent to the old jailhouse, which will eventually house the Bridgepoint Research Centre. Inside – the jail’s rotunda is being restored; a tiled-over glass floor and the skylight are both being uncovered.
Plans are to bring all walkways, gargoyles and railings back to their original lustre. INTERIOR PHOTOS BELOW – Kaori Furue http://www.torontoist.com
<PHOTO ABOVE – Father Time over the front door>