We live, study and work at this city, Toronto.
As thecapital of Ontario, Toronto’s position is increasingly important. During theentire Victorian era of the late 19th century, Toronto was still in itsdevelopment stage. In 1998, five near-effective areas wereincluded in the territory of Toronto, made Toronto become the largest city inCanada and the fifth largest city in North America. By introducing the story ofToronto, everybody cannot ignore the education of this city. The University ofToronto is a prestigious, world-renowned research university located inToronto, Ontario, surrounded by the Queensland Government and Parliament in theheart of the city. As an engineering student studying in this campus, theirs isa building we stay everyday – Sandford Fleming Building. This teaching buildingis not only a microcosm of our school, but also a representation of Toronto.
Its course of history is also a story of Toronto. The Sandford Fleming Building was built in 1907 which isdesigned by Darling & Pearson. It’s named to Sir Sandford Fleming afteryears ago. The SanfordFleming Building has evolved into a center of engineering student life. There’re lots of places like The Pit andengineering and computer science libraries. The Sandford Fleming building isneoclassical in art style, typical of many early twentieth-century buildings,especially in North America.
The most prominent feature from the outside is theappearance of the east, with its semicircular protrusions. The original designwas a U-shape building (facing the west in the open “U”, as a fullylandscaped courtyard until the adjacent Galbraith building was built in thatspace). In addition, it has to be said the building was destroyed by a massivefire leaving only an external structure in 1977. The interior was rebuilt bythe original design of pages and architect steele. Photograph 1: ============================================= This building is named by Sir Sandford Fleming.
He’s the oneof Canada’s greatest inventors and engineers. The Driftscape illustrated hisstory named “Standard Time” (Sir Sandford Fleming,1878). Fleming dreamed that the institute liked his idea. He wanted to furtherhis logic and set the clock back a full 50 years.
Theoriginal thriving city demolished all new buildings. Yonge Street, King andQueen Street returned to the glory of mud. Fleming himself helped todisassemble his own railway.
Trees are planted and roads are untied. It’sseemed to see the vitality and energetic of nature. Once everything wasrestored to its original state, creative young people started to explore newthings again. That night, there was no fraud between people, just peacefulcoexistence and love. This dream sometimes remains at Fleming Building inSanford, University of Toronto, named after him. This is the dream of Sir Sandford Fleming.
He’s aScottish-born Canadian engineer and inventor who is also a founding member ofthe Royal Society of Canada. He helped plan Canadian earliest railway and designedthe first stamp. The nineteenth century was the steam era, where thetechnological innovators like Sandford Fleming changed the face of theindustrial world and became national heroes. This historical moment reflectsthe energy and spirit of the incumbent Chief Engineer of the Pacific Railroadin Canada who surveyed Canada’s first rail line and designed our first stamp. Heis known for helping to establish a standardized 24-hour international timezone system. In the 1970s, he proposed a new system for the world era: auniversal 24-hour clock divided into local time zones. It will become thestandard for measuring time around the world. On January 7, 2017, Googlechanged the graffiti on the homepage of its home site to commemorate the 190thbirthday of Shan Buddha Fleming.
Photogragh 2: Fleming, as the “Father of Standard Time,” hasalso achieved a lasting international reputation. In the past, local time hadmade sense for everyone, but became very inconvenient and inefficient with theintroduction of railways. To Sanford Fleming, solving this problem is auniversal time system, he designed a world map divided into 24 time zones.Within each zone, the clock will indicate the same time and the time differencebetween adjacent zones will be one hour. Flemming’s idea is simple,straightforward, practical, but it’s new and therefore unacceptable. For years,it was fired by the government and rejected by the scientific community.Fleming was even called a communist because of his concept of”internationalism” and was cast aside by some who thought that suchinterference with the nature of time violated God’s will.
Fleming, however, persevered and persuasively promotedhis ideas. Eventually, he received official approval at the InternationalAtomic Radiological Conference held in Washington, D.C., and the standard timecame into effect on January 1, 1885. This is a glorious achievement.
Withoutstandard time, the modern life we ??know today will not be possible. Afterillustration of its names, we focus on the story of this SF building. Asmentioned above, this building was once burned. This experience also added abit of legend to this building. Sandford Flaming House fire happened in earlyhours of February 11, 1977. The fire that started at the East Point Lecture(about where SF1101 was now) spread for eight hours, with almost everythingdestroying the shell of the building.
After the fire, the Sandford Flemingcomplex was rebuilt from February 1977 to June 1982 and rebuilt on the same foundationsand walls of the site. The remodeled Sanford Fleming House opened in June 1982.These include new facilities in the electrical engineering and computer sciencedepartments, a new structural laboratory for civil engineering and a greatlyimproved faculty library. The Sanford Fleming Building will continue to nurturea future engineering culture. Initially,colonialism was a product of systematic repression.
It was not only concretebeliefs, ideas, images, symbols or knowledge that were not conducive to globalcolonial rule but also colonial deprivations of colonial knowledge, especiallyin mining, agriculture, engineering, and their Product and work. First,repression mainly falls on the way of knowing knowledge and generatingknowledge, and on the resources, modes and tools of formalization andobjectification of expression, knowledge or vision, ideas, images and systemsof images, symbols and modes of meaning are produced. Second is the impositionof rulers’ own modes of expression, as well as their beliefs and images,referring to the supernatural. These beliefs and images not only hinder thecultural production of the masters, but also a very effective means of socialand cultural control.