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"Art Deco-inspired Purification Plant"

Christened after the Commissioner of Works for Toronto city, the R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant is known as much for its marvelous architecture as its functional significance. The plant, with its unusual structure, often assumes a sinister appearance, perhaps primed and further reinforced by its representation in movies. For instance, the imposing building of the plant has featured in the movie In The Mouth of Madness, where it was portrayed as a mental asylum, while the movie Strange Brew portrayed it as a horrific brewery. Besides its Orwellian-inspired demeanor, the R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant still functions today as a sewage treatment plant, where the water from Lake Ontario is purified and supplied to several cities.
2701 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada, M4E 1H4
"Art Deco-inspired Purification Plant"
Christened after the Commissioner of Works for Toronto city, the R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant is known as much for its marvelous architecture as its functional significance. The plant, with its unusual structure, often assumes a sinister appearance, perhaps primed and further reinforced by its representation in movies. For instance, the imposing building of the plant has featured in the movie In The Mouth of Madness, where it was portrayed as a mental asylum, while the movie Strange Brew portrayed it as a horrific brewery. Besides its Orwellian-inspired demeanor, the R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant still functions today as a sewage treatment plant, where the water from Lake Ontario is purified and supplied to several cities.
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