Cox, Edward Cecil Strong

COX, Edward Cecil Strong (1895-c. 1960) was active in Toronto where he received First Prize in the Canadian Small House Competition sponsored by the Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation in 1947 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxiv, Jan. 1947, 13, illus. & descrip.). His low-slung bungalow design led to other commissions for modern houses in the Thorncrest Village neighbourhood of Etobicoke in west-end Toronto, an innovative community plan conceived by Dr. Eugene Faludi (1895-1981). The master plan for the Thorncrest Village development was described and illustrated in The Globe & Mail (Toronto), 17 March 1945, 15, illus. & descrip.). Cox was elected President of the Ontario Association of Architects in 1957. One of his best known works executed after 1950 was the resort development of the Delewana Inn at HONEY HARBOUR, ONT. (Canadian Architect, ii, Sept. 1956, 37-42, illus.)

(works in Toronto unless noted)

THORNCREST VILLAGE, three designs for houses, including a residence for James S. Graham, Friar's Lane, 1945-56 (C.H.G., xxii, Sept. 1945, 21-4, illlus.)
THORNCREST VILLAGE, residence for F.W. Robinson, 1945-46 (C.H.G., xxii, Aug. 1945, 27, illus.)
THORNCREST VILLAGE, residence for Marshall M. Foss, Thorncrest Road, 1945-46 (C.H.G., xxii, Aug. 1945, 28-9, illus.)
THORNCREST VILLAGE, unidentified house, 1946 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxiv, Aug. 1947, 266, 269, 271, illus.)
VERNON LAKE, ONT., Sky Hills Hotel, near Huntsville, 1947-48 (Canadian Hotel Review, xxv, 15 Oct. 1947, 71)
ST. MATTHEW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Eastwood Road at Gainsborough Road, 1948 (C.R., lxi, Jan. 1948, 176; Globe & Mail [Toronto], 1 April 1950, 17, illus.; dwgs. at City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 200, Series 410, File 2911 and 2919)
THORNCREST VILLAGE, residence for Hubert E. Kent, 1949 (C.H.G., xxvii, Jan. 1950, 39, 60, illus.)
THORNCREST VILLAGE, residence for George B. Smith, Friar's Lane, 1950 (R.A.I.C. Journal, xxvii, Dec. 1950, 400-01, illus.)
BLACKMORE ISLAND, GEORGIAN BAY, summer cottage for Edward C. S. Cox, architect, 1950, located on Island B 571, Long Sault area, Township of the Archipelago, District of Parry Sound, 1950 (inf. Douglas S. Richardson, Toronto).


DOMINION HOUSING ACT, National Competition, 1938. Over 300 designs from across Canada were submitted for a Low Cost House Design. Edward C. S. Cox was one of ten finalists who received $250 for their effort (Kitchener Daily Record, 10 Feb. 1938, 10, list of winners)