Deja Views

This photograph taken in the early 1930s shows the Grover Exchange, located on Main Street just north of Kingston Road. The phone company had just relocated from the Queen and Lee Exchange on Lee Avenue. The Grover was  the first automated phone exchange in Canada. In the 1970s Bell engineers won awards for technology developed to eliminate outside electrical interference by enveloping the building with a special cladding. The compound gives the building a unique, monolithic look. Special thanks to Gene Domagala for info on the exchange.

PHOTO: Hayward Studios
PHOTO: Hayward Studios


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