|Henry Bowyer Lane, The Grange, c1840 AGO Collection|
It is the nucleus of an art museum which will doubtless grow, as time passes, to be a national treasure house.A nice blog piece from the Art Gallery of Ontario notes that the gallery's location in Toronto has been a place for viewing art for just exactly a century. The first art exhibition there was held in the original building on the site in June 1913. The Grange is still there but, as gallery space, now secondary to the much larger building that surrounds it. Just as they planned, it turns out:
The Grange is not intended to be an art gallery, but rather the germ from which such a gallery will be evolved. The trustees propose soon to make a campaign for funds with which to commence building operations.