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20161226. The Milburn building on Colborne Street – designed by the “master practitioner” of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, E.J. Lennox (architect of Casa Loma and Old City Hall).

Completed in 1889, this five-unit building housed Milburn Co., a wholesaler of patent medicines and tenants who sold beer supplies, wine and liquor (from Toronto Architecture: A City Guide, 2nd edition).
Completed in 1889, this five-unit building housed Milburn Co., a wholesaler of patent medicines and tenants who sold beer supplies, wine and liquor (from Toronto Architecture: A City Guide, 2nd edition).

20160904. Nail-polish scented steam escapes as a PVC liner is cured within a watermain requiring rehabilitation.

20160904. Nail-polish scented steam escapes as a PVC liner is cu

A PVC liner is inserted into a watermain between two manholes. Hot steam is then used to expand the liner to the width of pipe. The thermosetting resin in the liner is then cured by the steam and hardens. After cooling, the liner is now waterproof. This trenchless technology is used to stop leaks from imperfections or gaps in piping.