Outing: Buildings Old & New

Outing: Buildings Old & New

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Date(s) - Sunday, November 3, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

BridgePoint Hospital


General Area: The Don Jail, Bridgepoint Hospital, and surrounding areas

Meeting time: 9 AM (sunrise 6:55 AM); Sunday subway service starts at 8 AM

Location: 1 Bridgepoint Drive, M4M 2B5 (Gerrard and Broadview).  We will meet inside the hospital lobby; if you arrive early, go up to the 10th floor terrace for great views.

Parking: Free Sundays on surrounding streets.

Photo opportunities: We will photograph two very distinct buildings:
– The Don Jail, a 19th century building with Renaissance style characteristics developed in the 15th century.
– The Bridgepoint Hospital, a modern 21st century glass and metal building.

You will note these Renaissance style characteristics on the façade of the Don Jail building, such as “Rustification”, masonry cut in massive blocks separated from each other by deep joints. The texture on the blocks is “Vermiculated”, carved with shallow curly channels like worm tracks (comes from the French word “ver” meaning “worm”). Observe also the pediments and arches above the windows.

Other photo opportunities: great view from the Bridgepoint Hospital’s 10th floor terrace; the Chinese memorial arch “Chinese Gate” (from across Gerrard Street), which marks the entrance to Toronto’s East Chinatsown.

Social: We can have coffee and snacks at Tim Horton inside the hospital.

Hope to see you there.

Outings Committee
Robert Shechter – cell 416 407-5733
John Weatherburn


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