Archives: Historic sites

All of CSCE historic sites

R. C. Harris Filtration Plant

Site Location: Lat.: 43° – 40’ – 24” N; Long.: 79° – 16’ – 24” W. (GPS: 43.6734074, -79.2789182). 2701 Queen St. E., Scarborough, ON. Heading southbound on the Don Valley Parkway, take the Eglinton Avenue East exit. Proceed for 2.5 km on Eglinton Avenue and turn right (south) on Victoria Park Avenue. After 5.9 […]

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The Québec Bridge

This International Civil Engineering Landmark is commemorated jointly by CSCE and the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers). Site Location: Lat.: 46° – 44’ – 46” N; Long.: 71° – 17’ – 17” W. (GPS: 46.7460433, -71.288093). The lanes on the bridge are one-way, southbound from Sainte-Foy to Lévis. From Trans-Canada Highway Autoroute 20, take […]

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Queen Elizabeth Way

Site Location: The Queen Elizabeth Way runs between Highway 427 in Etobicoke, ON, and the Peace Bridge at Fort Erie, ON, through Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, and Niagara Falls. Plaque Location: The plaque is located on a plinth in Confederation Beach Park, Hamilton, adjacent to Wild Waterworks water park. Lat.: 43° – 14’ […]

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Prince Edward Viaduct

Site Location: Lat.: 43° – 40’ – 31” N.; Long.: 79° – 21’ – 57” W. (GPR: 43.6751797, -79.3658286). Take the Bloor-Danforth Subway to the Broadview Station, and walk 400 m west to the viaduct. Or take the subway to the Castle Frank Station and walk 100 m east to the viaduct. Plaque Location: The […]

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Petty Harbour Hydro-electric Generating Station

Site Location: Lat.: 47° – 27’ – 55” N.; Long.: 52° – 42’ – 45” W. (GPS: 47.465275, -52.712439). The road to the power station is not publicly accessible, so these directions are to a view of it from Petty Harbour. Eastbound on the Trans-Canada Highway 1, take Pitts Memorial Drive/NL-2 E at Exit 41A […]

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Ottawa River Canals

Site Locations: Grenville Canal: Lat.: 45° – 37’ – 36” N.; Long.: 74° – 36’ – 3226” W. (GPS: 45.6266325, -74.6061268). From Trans-Canada Highway 417, take the County Road 17 exit toward Hawkesbury/Rockland. Proceed west on County Road 17 for 8.1 km and turn right (north) on Tupper Street. After 2.0 km, turn left (west) […]

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Ogden Point Breakwater and Docks

Site Location: Lat.: 48° – 24′ – 53.5″ N.: Long.; 123° – 23′ – 06.3″ W.; (GPS 48.414852, -123.385090). Access is in the James Bay area of Victoria. From the Victoria Conference Centre downtown, head south on Douglas Street for 1.4 km, then turn right (west) onto Dallas Road and continue for 1.3 km. Plaque […]

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Niagara Generating Stations

Site Location: Lat.: 43° – 4’ – 30” N.; Long.: 79° – 4’ – 41” W. (GPS: 43.0749106, -79.0781727). From the Queen Elizabeth Way, take the ON-420 exit towards Niagara Falls U.S.A. Proceed east approximately 5 km as it becomes Falls Ave/Roberts St./Regional Rd 420. At the T-junction, take the ramp right (south) onto the […]

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Lighthouses of Newfoundland and Labrador, NL.

Site Location: Cape Spear Lighthouse. Lat.: 47° – 31’ – 12” N.; Long.: 52° – 37’ – 25” W. (GPS: 47.51994, -52.6235903) Heading south west on Water Street, pass the Railway Coastal Museum and continue 0.8 km. Turn left (east) on Blackhead Road, and follow it for 14.2 km to the lighthouse. Plaque Location: The […]

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Newfoundland Railway, St.

Site Location: Lat.: 47° – 33’ – 18”N.; Long.: 52° – 42’ – 49” W. (GPS: 47.5550624, -52.7136681). Railway Coastal Museum, 495 Water Street, St. John’s. Eastbound on the Trans-Canada Highway 1, take Pitts Memorial Drive/NL-2 E at Exit 41A toward St. John’s Downtown/Mount Pearl. Proceed for 14.9 km and take ramp to the right […]

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