Soldiers' Tower - Toronto
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JSDAFM
N 43° 39.808 W 079° 23.708
17T E 629394 N 4835747
Quick Description: Soldiers' Tower is a Gothic-revival bell and memorial clock tower at the University of Toronto that commemorates members of the university who served in the World Wars.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 8/18/2011 8:17:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMCB8H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
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Long Description:
Attached to Hart House (University of Toronto), Soldiers' tower was designed by the firm Sproatt & Rolph architects Henry Sproatt and Ernest Ross Rolph. The tower stands at 143 feet (43.6 m) tall and houses a carillon of 51 bells. The University of Toronto is the only Canadian university with a functioning carillon.

In 1927, the clock was installed and the carillon was dedicated with its first 23 bells. Both were purchased by the alumni association from the famous British firm Gillett & Johnston, which also cast the bells atop the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill. An additional 19 bells were purchased in 1952 to commemorate World War II; they have not been retained as they did not match the tone of the original bells. In 1976, the carillon was rededicated at its present size with the addition of 28 bells from Petit & Fritsen. The bells of Soldiers' Tower Carillon range in weight from 23 pounds to the bourdon's 4 tons, and are performed on special occasions such as convocation, reunions, homecoming and Remembrance Day in addition to regular recitals attended by university members and the general public.
Location:
7 Hart House Circle,
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ont Canada
M5S 3H3


Who controls the carillon?: University of Toronto

Number of bells: 51

Schedule of regular public performances:
See website for details


Year of construction: 10/6/1927

Structure: The tower stands at 143 feet (43.6 m) tall and houses a carillon of 51 bells.

Location web page: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
An original photograph of the carillon is required. One of you and your crew doing your very best imitation of Quasimodo and/or Esmeralda will be most appreciated.
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