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Graydon Hall Pumphouses

Located in: Toronto
Location #2632
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Location Owner:jointherapture
Creation Date: 4/24/2011
Last Updated: 7/23/2016



Description
On June 19 th, 1934, Henry Ruphert Bain purchased 100 acres of farmland, the parcel labeled as Lot 12, 3 rd Concession east of Yonge on the 1878 Crown Grant map. The cost of the purchase is estimated at $75,000. Bain begins to develop the land into an estate. By 1936 he has spent over $250,000 on Graydon Hall, a 29 room Georgian Manor. It featured extensive gardens and fountains.

In 1964 the property was sold to developers who built condos and apartments on the lawns between the hall and the river. Graydon Hall still stands and is in use as a banquet facility.

The two buildings on this site are the remains of the pumphouses that pumped the water up to the gardens. The first is made from stone and has two rooms. One had a large tank and two pumps of some kind. The second room appears to have had some sort of power transformers.

The second building has a couple of old pumps in it.

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Status: Abandoned
Category: Foundations



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Graydon Hall Pumphouses
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Graydon Hall Pumphouses
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Graydon Hall Pump 2
Graydon Hall Pumphouses
Created on:4/24/2011
Created by: jointherapture
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Graydon Hall Pump 1
Graydon Hall Pumphouses
Created on:4/24/2011
Created by: jointherapture
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Anomunus says:
7/18/2014 12:40:56 AM

Oh wow, so that's what those were... I used to go to the private school right next to the greenbelt, and the school used areas of the park for phys ed class. One of our teachers pointed out one of the structures and said it might have been a house before haha.

canadavey says:
4/28/2011 10:56:09 PM

Figures, a Historic structure in Toronto vandalized... who knew? Unbelieveable. All in all, nice find.

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