14-Lakefront Edge

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Lakefront Edge

The Lakefront Edge has been a key orienting factor of this site since its establishment as the French Fort Rouillé in the eighteenth century and then as the New Fort by the British in the nineteenth century. An orientation towards Lake Ontario was a key defensive position. When the Toronto Industrial Exhibition came to the site in 1878 the siting of the Exhibition grounds was directly onto the lakefront, with the Crystal Palace establishing a commanding view of the water.

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