IT MAY LOOK LIKE A LOG CABIN, BUT THESE BLUEPRINTS ARE FOR AN EARLY TORONTO ‘COMFORT STATION’

These days one looks for a nearby Tim Hortons or Starbucks coffee emporium, but in those days city architects took pride and effort in designing public conveniences (a.k.a. lavatories, biffies, or comfort stations).

A few of these buildings still survive – some assigned other duties.
The architectural drawings and blueprints above are for a proposed lavatory in Runnymede Park, dated January 31, 1935. <City of TORONTO Archives>

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