Monday, June 06, 2011

in the skin of a lion






according to my sources, this building, the r.c. harris water treament plant on the east end of toronto, is an important player in Michael Ondaantje's In the Skin of a Lion.

alas, i've never read it but i heard. this art deco water plant first operational in 1941 was open last weeked as part of doors open toronto. instead of the sugar factory, i journeyed here. it was the first time it had been open to the public in ten years.

it's still cleaning water for torontonians to drink...

love and health to all....