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Toronto archaeological site to be plowed for new condos

A 19th century site that shows evidence of Toronto’s railway boom is set to be demolished for the construction of new condominiums.

The dig, adjacent to the Bathurst Street bridge south of Front Street, uncovered the foundations of part of a giant cruciform-shaped building that in the 1850s housed the steam engine service and repair facilities of the Grand Trunk Railway. It also revealed some remaining portions of the Queen’s Wharf – a massive wooden dock that jutted into Lake Ontario – and a wood-lined channel that directed the flow of now-defunct Garrison Creek to the waterfront.

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Story: Richard Blackwell, Globe and Mail | Photo: Fernando Morales, Globe and Mail

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