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Michael Cook

For an unusual view into Canada's sewer history, see The Vanishing Point, a website featuring numerous photos of underground structures taken by urban explorer Michael Cook. Of particular note for sewer history:

The Skin of a Lion shows the accomplished brick work of the Rosedale Creek combined sewer in Toronto.

Toronto Power Tailrace shows the Tailrace confluence in a 1906 construction photo and the same location today.

Burying the Garrison Creek includes a history of the Garrison Creek sewer system, one of the most significant networks of brick and partially brick sewers in Toronto. Note additional Garrison Creek links (currently in right menu), many of which include photo galleries.

Another urban explorer, Andrew Emond, has photos about the Montreal and other sewer systems at Under Montreal. The site includes a large selection of historic photos from the City Archives of Montreal.

Workers in the Garrison Creek storm sewer tunneling operation, Toronto, 1912.

Source: Unknown.

Workers in the Coxwell Avenue sanitary trunk sewer, Toronto, Canada, 1958.

Source: City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 12, Series 4, Subseries 1, Item 18. All rights reserved.

North Toronto Sewage Treatment Plant, Toronto, Canada, 1958.

Source: City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 12, Series 161, File 93. All rights reserved.

Main Wastewater Treatment Plant, Toronto, Canada, 1965.

Source: City of Toronto Archives, Series 35, File 95. Copyright by Northway Map Technology Limited. All rights reserved.

Methane gas sphere and anaerobic digesters at the Main Wastewater Treatment Plant, Toronto, Canada, 1995. All rights reserved.

Source: City of Toronto Archives, File 4314-009-001. Commissioned photograph for Pipe Dreams Exhibit (Photographer: Peter MacCallum).

    


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