Monday, April 18, 2011

Historic Ruins Near Fort York

The ongoing excavations for the Library District Condominiums on the old Railroad lands have been delayed by the predicted discovery of the foundations of a huge, cruciform engine house for the Grand Trunk Railway (1850's).
Bill and I saw the archeological dig in progress as we were cycling over the Bathurst Bridge this afternoon. Last year the remains of an early wharf for the Town of York (Toronto) was found during condominium excavations on the other side of the bridge.
Archeologists were taking great care digging out the brickworks with shovels.
Here is a detail of one of the 19th century walls. If you love history, you'll find that the Bathurst Bridge, over the railway lands, provides an ideal balcony view of the work, while it remains visible.

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