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9.Macdonald Institute

  • Front of MacDonald Institute
  • Wide view of Macdonald Institute
  • Corner of Macdonald Institute
  • Front of Macdonald Institute
  • Top of Macdonald Institute with Flowers
  • Historic Photo - Gardening outside Macdonald Institute
  • Stairway inside Macdonald Institute
  • Stained glass window
  • Stained glass window

Opened in 1903, Macdonald Institute was co-founded by Adelaide Hoodless and Sir William Macdonald, a non-smoking Montreal tobacco magnate and educational philanthropist. It initially featured instruction for young women in nature study, manual training, domestic science and domestic art. From three-month short courses and one- and two-year training programs, Macdonald Institute grew into a world-class academic institution. The first four-year degree students graduated in 1952 and by the mid 50’s, Guelph’s Macdonald Institute was the premier home economics school in North America.

The plaque is located on the right side outside the main entrance.