The Civic Hospital and the Central Experimental Farm
Explore the Civic Hospital area and the adjoining north-western edge of the Central Experimental Farm. Points of interest include the site of the very first movie projection in Canada in 1896 at West End Park, the inspiring story of Fisher's folly (as the Civic Hospital was dubbed by the press when it opened its doors in 1924), and historic Field #1 on the Central Experimental Farm, the second-longest continuously operated agricultural research plot in the world.
This walk will provide context and appreciation for the history, landscape, and architecture of the Civic Hospital area. Along with a better understanding of our city, this will broaden our perspective of the controversy over the selection of a site for a new campus for the Civic Hospital.