Born and educated in Montreal, G.E. Wilson attended McGill University from 1928 to 1934. He graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Architecture, winning several awards and prizes including the Hugh McLennan Memorial Travelling Scholarship in Architecture which enabled him to study in England, Northern Europe and Scandinavia. Upon his return, Mr. Wilson started in private practice, mostly residential, with the late George E. Auld. The firm was awarded Honourable Mention for Outstanding Residential Design by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 1937. G.E. Wilson was one of the founders of the Architectural Research Group in Montreal. After the outbreak of World War II, both partners closed up office and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). G.E. Wilson was awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (MIL) OBE in 1942. Discharged from the RCAF in 1945, he moved to Toronto to form several successive architectural practices.
After an illness Mr. Wilson passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2000 at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife and brother.