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Baldwin Steps description and photos - Canada: Toronto. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Baldwin Steps.
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Boldwin Stairs is a public staircase in the city of Toronto. It is one of the most famous landmarks in the city, thanks in part to its mention in the famous comic book series "Scott Pilgrim" and in its subsequent adaptation by Edgar Wright - "Scott Pilgrim Against All" (2010). The Boldwin Stairs got its name in honor of the Canadian lawyer and politician Robert Baldwin, whose family previously owned these lands.
Boldwyn Stairs begins at the intersection of Davenport Road and Spadina Road and rises to the top of a steep hill - the terrace of the ancient Iroquois Lake, which existed here at the end of the last Ice Age about 12,000 years ago (at that time the territory of modern Toronto is lower Davenport Road was completely underwater). Actually, this staircase actually connects the two parts of Spadina Road - it was very difficult to build the road directly due to the features of the relief and the specifics of the rocks. As a result, the road was allowed to bypass the hills, and a wooden staircase was built for pedestrians, thanks to which city residents could significantly shorten their path. By 1913, the old wooden staircase had fallen into disrepair and was replaced with a new concrete structure.
In the 1960s, the Boldvin staircase was threatened with dismantling, since it was here that a high-speed tunnel was planned to be laid as part of the Spadin high-speed tunnel. However, this project was sharply criticized by the public and was never implemented. In 1987, a large-scale reconstruction of the Boldwyn Stairs was carried out.
Having overcome 110 steps of the Boldwyn Stairs,
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