Eric Arthur

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Eric Ross Arthur
Born(1898-07-01)1 July 1898
Dunedin, New Zealand
Died1 November 1982(1982-11-01) (aged 84)
Toronto, Ontario
AwardsOrder of Canada

Eric Ross Arthur, CC (1 July 1898 – 1 November 1982) was a Canadian architect, writer and educator.

Born in Dunedin, New Zealand and educated in England, he served in World War I with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. He emigrated to Canada in 1923 to teach architecture at the University of Toronto.

During the Centennial of the City of Toronto, in 1934, Arthur was on the "Toronto's Hundred Years" Publication Committee, which published Toronto's 100 Years.

Arthur was a professor until 1966, and remained a professor emeritus until his death. In 1964, he wrote the book, Toronto, No Mean City. In 1968, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.[1]


  • "Building for the future New architecture gallery important addition to U of T". The Varsity Online. Archived from the original on 21 January 2005. Retrieved 30 March 2005.
  1. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada. Order of Canada citation. Queen's Printer for Canada. Retrieved 24 May 2010

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