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Bloor Viaduct under construction, Don Section, Pier E, 1915

Bloor Viaduct under construction, Don Section, Pier E, 1915

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Title: Bloor Viaduct under construction, Don Section, Pier E, 1915
Author: Unknown
Description: Note: Before the Viaduct was completed in 1918, the valley was a significant barrier to the eastward expansion of the city—the most northerly crossing within the city limits being the small bridge at Winchester Street. Named for Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII), who visited Toronto for the first time in 1918, the Prince Edward Viaduct was initially very controversial. To Toronto residents at the time, access to the sparsely populated Danforth area didn’t justify the bridge’s $2,500,000 price tag. City residents turned down two proposals for bridge construction before finally approving the plans in January 1913.
Sponsor: Changing Urban Waterfronts research project
Subject: Prince Edward Viaduct
Don Valley
Type: Image
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/1256
Published: Location: Toronto Public Library
Series: Historical Picture Collection, Bloor Viaduct Album, BV 611.
Citation: Bloor Viaduct under Construction, Don Section, Pier E (September 21, 1915). Toronto Public Library, TRL, Canadian Historical Picture Collection, Bloor Viaduct Album, BV 611.
Date: 1915-09-21

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