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3 Unstructured Learning Hours
Built in the 1930s, the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant is Toronto's largest water treatment plant. It is also the largest collection of Art Deco buildings in the city, often referred to as "The Palace of Purification." The plant is internationally recognized as a technical and architectural achievement.
Attendees will see some of the results of Toronto’s Cultural Renaissance. The tour will focus on building conservation, the environmental context for the project (including the site and building), and the significance of water in the public imagination and city-building. The building conservation activity will focus on selected architectural works, research and development, conservation, and logistical issues. The talk will include comment on the positive impact of urgent social and environmental challenge on conservation practice, and the increasing role of activism to address these issues. You will need to sign a waiver for this tour.
All tours will depart from the Hotel X lobby. Please gather at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.