John Bentley Mays in Oakville

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Read the piece in Dec 13's G&M

From: adma@interlog.com
Date: 13 Dec 2003
Time: 16:47:09 -0500
Remote Name: 1cust233.tnt24.toronto.on.da.uu.net

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...and it was the first time I found out about this site. Something that definitely (if rather baroquely) parallels JBM's Oakville observations is this site dedicated to the fate of the Old Mill in Etobicoke. http://www.omnitecturalforum.com/oldmill/oldmill.html And regarding cultural matters and architectural heritage, it is of interest to note an unsung *modern* monument in Oakville: Marcel Breuer's Torrington factory of the early 1950s, which, incredibly, still stands (or at least still stood, last I checked) on the N side of Speers, btw/ Dorval and Kerr. (It's the low white building with the glass sunshades, next to the former Cineplex parking lot.) And I don't know whether it's the only extant Marcel Breuer building in Ontario or Canada; it may very well be. Of course, given its style, date, function and location, as well as the prevailing "heritage culture"--especially in a place with as stong a "ye olde" impulse as Oakville--I'm very uncertain whether it's even been acknowledged by the local heritage establishment. So here's my little hint...


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