Ethel and Harry Abramsky were highly respected Kingston citizens and business owners. They were also loyal friends of Queen's University, and over the years made many gifts to the university. In addition to Abramsky Hall, the building named for them, there is also the Abramsky Laboratory in Botterell Hall. As great supporters of the arts, there is an area within the Agnes Etherington Art Centre dedicated in their honour. A music award was also established by their children in their name.