From Flickr: “Bloor Street Viaduct under construction, Apron wall forms, March 10, 1917” by Toronto Public Library Special Collections

April 29, 2015 Uncategorized

This picture was taken during the construction of the Bloor Street viaduct (a.k.a. the Prince Edward Viaduct) on March 10, 1917. RC Harris, one of Toronto’s great forward-thinking city-builders, insisted a subway track be constructed, even though no subway would run on those tracks for decades to come. His water filtration work saved the lives of hundreds of his contemporaries (and much of it is still in place today).

Creator: Unknown
Date: 1917
Identifier: Bloor Viaduct Album, v.5
Format: Ephemera
Rights: Public domain
Courtesy: Toronto Public Library.
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