By DAVID VAN DYKE
This archival photo (above) of the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant was captured sometime in the early 1930s.
The photo is from the City of Toronto Archives.
It wasn’t until 1941 when the treatment plant on Queen Street East at the foot of Victoria Park Avenue was fully completed.
It truly is a masterful work of architecture, encompassing the Art Deco style, which was a very popular movement at that time.
Today it provides Toronto with 30 per cent of its water supply.
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