By DAVID VAN DYKE
This archival photograph (above) depicts the laying down of 42-inch concrete drain pipes in the reservoir of the still to be completed R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant on Queen Street East.
The year is 1933, just a year into its construction.
Another eight years would pass before the plant would become fully operational.
Amazingly, this facility still provides 30 per cent of Toronto’s water supply.
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