John Bentley Mays in Oakville

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Read the piece in Dec 13's G&M

Date: 13 Dec 2003
Time: 16:47:09 -0500
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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. 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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