Side connection at Wolseley Street, beneath Denison Avenue, in the Garrison East Branch Storm Trunk.

Measure of Emptiness

1970s era deep storm sewer shadows Bathurst Street beneath the Annex

Like Pilgrimage to the west, the Garrison Creek East Branch Storm Trunk Sewer was the product of a 25-year programme of sewer renewal initiated in 1965 by Commissioner of Works R.M. Bremner. Built to avoid a variety of existing underground infrastructure, the East Branch Storm Trunk is deeper than just about any other storm sewer in Toronto, running at a consistent depth several stories underground until it reaches the rail corridor south of Front Street.

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