Share your story of Hurricane Hazel on its 62nd Anniversary and commemorate 121st Anniversary of Toronto Bell Cote, the Heritage Building located at 691 Scarlett Road.
Toronto Bell Cote, a historical monument and one of the last remaining wooden cross-gable churches in Ontario, served local communities since its construction in 1895 and in particular as a place of refuse during the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Hazel in October, 1954. In this event, Key Note Speakers Moranne McDonnell and Courtney Rennie of Toronto Regional Conservation Authority will explain Humber river watershed management, sustainability practices and on-going restoration works.
Recently, this architectural relic has gone through a series of transformations and received Heritage Toronto Award in 2015. The visit of the building will be of particular interest to those who are interested in heritage structures and the challenges related to their renovation such as incorporating modern building codes and architectural norms applicable to Heritage buildings. More specifically, participants will learn how the building’s unique Heritage features – wood frame, bell cote, stained glass have been preserved – while adding modern conveniences such as an elevator and a geothermal heating system.
Refreshments will be served.