Principal Hoyles asks Convocation to provide a student common room, ‘something like a club for men,’ to provide a gathering place for law students living in cramped boarding-houses without sitting-rooms. Overcrowding and sub-par living conditions became a serious concern. Osgoode Hall was located next to one of the worst slums in the city, the notorious Ward.
City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 596.
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