Sunday, May 9, 2021

A Watery Entrance


The St Clair Water Reservoir is located at the corner of St Clair Ave W and Spadina Rd. It was completed in 1930 and holds enough water to provide the whole city with water for 3 weeks although there are other reservoirs around town. This is the entrance to the lower portal of the reservoir and it is one of the few times I have seen it without a vehicle parked in front of the doors. Even utilitarian structures were given great style in those days!

13 comments:

Jenn Jilks said...

Wow. I think I remember that!

Tom said...

...we have a local reservoir with a similar gate house.

Taken For Granted said...

A most impressive set of doors likely leading to some impressive machinery.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

They took great pride in such works in those days. Now, whether funded by taxpayers or shareholders, questions would be asked about such a frivolous waste of funds. Our cities are the poorer for it.

Sharon said...

It has a very elegant look.

21 Wits said...

A grand stately appearance, and so very important!

bill burke said...

Very attractive doors.

Taken For Granted said...

The day my park photos were shot was warm and sunny, so many people were out walking and enjoying the warmth. It has been cooler ever since, but not really cold. Thanks for your comments.

Catalyst said...

Ah, yes, the architecture of bygone days. I always hear the expression "there'll always be an England" rattling around in my head when I see something like this.

William Kendall said...

Quite an impressive entrance.

Marleen said...

It’s grand.

eileeninmd said...

What a grand entrance! Have a great day and a happy new week!

Cloudia said...

Yes! Awesome example.