Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
Dr. William D. Young Memorial
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2006
A 1980 Toronto Historical Board plaque gives details about this fountain, which you can find on Lee Avenue south of the Beaches Branch of the Toronto Public Library. Here's what it says:
Plaque coordinates: 43.66943 -79.29767
This Italian Renaissance-style drinking fountain was erected in 1920 to the memory of Dr. William D. Young (1874-1918) by the members of the Beaches community. It commemorates his devotion to public service and his dedication to the welfare of children of the neighbourhood. The fountain was designed by Maurice D. Klein, and originally supported a statue of a standing child by Florence Wyle, now replaced by one by Frances Gage. The medallions of Dr. Young were designed by Ivor Lewis.
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