Metro Minute at R.C. Harris plant - Metro US

Metro Minute at R.C. Harris plant

Lake Ontario isn’t the only water source around The Beach.

The R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant is a cool art deco building that has an interesting local history. Built in the 1930s, it was named after the commissioner of Toronto’s public works. Its exterior is fashioned in a cathedral-like style, with an equally elaborate marble interior. But it’s more than just a pretty façade: The plant provides our fair city with up to 45 per cent of its water supply.

See if you can recognize the plant in its side career as a film set for a number of local productions. The plant is located at the foot of Victoria Park Avenue.

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