Phyl G

Phyl G

Posted on 02/08/2014

Photo taken on March 18, 2006

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Queen Wharf 1833

Queen Wharf 1833
Discovered while Malibu Investments was excavating for the foundation of a condominium.

The wharf was built in 1833 to service Fort York, which would be some ways further away in the direction the wharf points in this photo.

I'm standing on the sidewalk with Bathurst Street directly behind me. In 1833, the shore of Lake Ontario came right up to this spot, though the shore was later extended quite a distance farther into the Lake.

To the immediate left is Lakeshore Boulevard; this excavation is right at the corner of the two streets.