Thursday 2 June 2011

Digging Toronto's Past, Second Update

I originally wrote about a dig I walk past daily on King by Bathurst on May 22 and then did a short update on May 26. Since then I have discovered just a couple of things.

I was speaking to a worker who is working on the construction site but is not part of this archaeological dig. He told me that it is thought that these are the foundations of a building from around 1855. Very cool. I have been trying to confirm this but with no luck. I will keep pressing on.

This evening the gate to the construction site and to the dig were open so I went in for closer pictures. I wondered how deep the well or cistern was and still don't know. I do know it still works. It rained hard on Sunday night and when I looked down I saw it went down about 3 feet (1 meter) before it hit the water line. How deep the water goes down I don't know.

Here is another, closer view of the site. It seems more foundations are coming into view.

A view I never shot before, closer looking northwest.

Looking through the green fence. There seems to be more flags. It should be interesting to see how this proceeds.


Teena in Toronto said...

Very cool!

Faye said...

I have been walking by daily. So excited to see what they find. I havent found anyone else commenting on this yet. How amazing is it that this was found under a parking lot.