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Toronto Hydro-Electric Building, Bas Relief

The Toronto Hydro-Electric Building at 14 Carlton Street was completed in 1933. It was designed by Chapman and Oxley with associate architect Albert E. Salisbury.


This building was originally designed to be three times taller, but the additional floors were never realized. Also, this was being built at the same time Eaton's was building their College Park store. It was believed that the new Eaton's store would create a new financial district in this area.


This is one of two major bas relief just above the first storey of the building. I can't find details of the symbolism of this female figure either. I like her flowing dress and hair - very typical of the Art Deco style.

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Taken on December 19, 2010