looking down at R C Harris

By: Lesley

Jun 16 2011

Category: Toronto


Focal Length:20mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D60

There is not much to this sky – you can barely even see the lake on this misty morning, but here is another view of the R C Harris Water Treatment Plant. (see yesterday’s post)  There is yet another level up above. This is a National Historic Civil Engineering Site and is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act for architectural and historical reasons. The intent was to create a water ‘show case’ for the public.  R C Harris is the largest ensemble of Art Deco buildings in Toronto.  R(oland) C(aldwell) Harris (the man) was the Commissioner of Public Works in Toronto from 1912 until his death in 1945.

Participating in Sky Watch Friday

11 comments on “looking down at R C Harris”

  1. Hoe nice of someone to park the yellow digger there to match the yellow window trim. ;))

  2. i really like the misty component of this image.

  3. Wonderful industrial building ! The mist makes it look a little lost and ethereal .

  4. My husband is a water engineer, if we came to Ontario, he is bound to visit.

  5. Such a fabulous building!

  6. Very nice perspective, and color.

  7. Wow this is huge!! The sky does look gloomy ^_^


  8. its interesting how sometimes the sky/atmosphere puts the focus on the surrounding objects
    this photo reminds me of the similarly grand building on the riverside above Niagara Falls that we saw on our first trip to Canada last Xmas

  9. An amazing building.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  10. It looks like a convent building to me. I think its the misty that made it look so isolated from the outside world. Very interesting and mysterious! I like it.

    Cheers and Blessings,

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