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Bond Lake, GTA, June, 2012

 

 

 

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BOND LAKE

Back in the late 1800's, Bond Lake Park was a hot spot for Torontonians to visit and get away from the every day grind.
Even if folks weren't overworked and exhausted they would come to Bond Lake to spend time with family, friends and Church groups.
Of course getting people into the area wasn't a challenge thanks to the Metropolitan Railway (later the Toronto and York Radial Railway Company).
Thanks to this electrical railway, summer sun seekers and commuters alike could easily travel from Richmond Hill to North York quick and easily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the line was extended to this area, there was a small problem with the power supply down at Davisville - it proved to be insufficient as the line pushed further to the north.
To rectify this problem a Power Station was built in 1899 on the southwest side of the lake. This was a steam operated power generating facility and was capable of a capacity up to 1000 horsepower.

Old Train Station House

 

 

 

Bond Lake was ultimately chosen as a location due to the large quantities of water needed in the cooling and condensing phases
of the generating process. Eventually the new facility generated more power then the railway could use, and the company offered its surplus electricity to nearby communities.

Today not much is left of the Power House or the rail line. There are two sections of old foundations in the general area.
The ruins are labeled (unclearly) as, "Power Station", "Dynamo House" and "Smoke Stack".

 

   


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