We live, study and work at this city, Toronto. As the
capital of Ontario, Toronto’s position is increasingly important. During the
entire Victorian era of the late 19th century, Toronto was still in its
development stage. In 1998, five near-effective areas were
included in the territory of Toronto, made Toronto become the largest city in
Canada and the fifth largest city in North America. By introducing the story of
Toronto, everybody cannot ignore the education of this city. The University of
Toronto is a prestigious, world-renowned research university located in
Toronto, Ontario, surrounded by the Queensland Government and Parliament in the
heart of the city. As an engineering student studying in this campus, theirs is
a building we stay everyday – Sandford Fleming Building. This teaching building
is 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 is
designed by Darling & Pearson. It’s named to Sir Sandford Fleming after
years ago. The Sanford
Fleming Building has evolved into a center of engineering student life. There’re lots of places like The Pit and
engineering and computer science libraries. The Sandford Fleming building is
neoclassical in art style, typical of many early twentieth-century buildings,
especially in North America. The most prominent feature from the outside is the
appearance of the east, with its semicircular protrusions. The original design
was a U-shape building (facing the west in the open “U”, as a fully
landscaped courtyard until the adjacent Galbraith building was built in that
space). In addition, it has to be said the building was destroyed by a massive
fire leaving only an external structure in 1977. The interior was rebuilt by
the original design of pages and architect steele.
This building is named by Sir Sandford Fleming. He’s the one
of Canada’s greatest inventors and engineers. The Driftscape illustrated his
story named “Standard Time” (Sir Sandford Fleming,
1878). Fleming dreamed that the institute liked his idea. He wanted to further
his logic and set the clock back a full 50 years. The
original thriving city demolished all new buildings. Yonge Street, King and
Queen Street returned to the glory of mud. Fleming himself helped to
disassemble his own railway. Trees are planted and roads are untied. It’s
seemed to see the vitality and energetic of nature. Once everything was
restored to its original state, creative young people started to explore new
things again. That night, there was no fraud between people, just peaceful
coexistence and love. This dream sometimes remains at Fleming Building in
Sanford, University of Toronto, named after him.
This is the dream of Sir Sandford Fleming. He’s a
Scottish-born Canadian engineer and inventor who is also a founding member of
the Royal Society of Canada. He helped plan Canadian earliest railway and designed
the first stamp. The nineteenth century was the steam era, where the
technological innovators like Sandford Fleming changed the face of the
industrial world and became national heroes. This historical moment reflects
the energy and spirit of the incumbent Chief Engineer of the Pacific Railroad
in Canada who surveyed Canada’s first rail line and designed our first stamp. He
is known for helping to establish a standardized 24-hour international time
zone system. In the 1970s, he proposed a new system for the world era: a
universal 24-hour clock divided into local time zones. It will become the
standard for measuring time around the world. On January 7, 2017, Google
changed the graffiti on the homepage of its home site to commemorate the 190th
birthday of Shan Buddha Fleming.
Fleming, as the “Father of Standard Time,” has
also achieved a lasting international reputation. In the past, local time had
made sense for everyone, but became very inconvenient and inefficient with the
introduction of railways. To Sanford Fleming, solving this problem is a
universal 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 difference
between 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 such
interference with the nature of time violated God’s will.
Fleming, however, persevered and persuasively promoted
his ideas. Eventually, he received official approval at the International
Atomic Radiological Conference held in Washington, D.C., and the standard time
came into effect on January 1, 1885. This is a glorious achievement. Without
standard time, the modern life we ??know today will not be possible.
illustration of its names, we focus on the story of this SF building. As
mentioned above, this building was once burned. This experience also added a
bit of legend to this building. Sandford Flaming House fire happened in early
hours of February 11, 1977. The fire that started at the East Point Lecture
(about where SF1101 was now) spread for eight hours, with almost everything
destroying the shell of the building. After the fire, the Sandford Fleming
complex was rebuilt from February 1977 to June 1982 and rebuilt on the same foundations
and walls of the site. The remodeled Sanford Fleming House opened in June 1982.
These include new facilities in the electrical engineering and computer science
departments, a new structural laboratory for civil engineering and a greatly
improved faculty library. The Sanford Fleming Building will continue to nurture
a future engineering culture.
colonialism was a product of systematic repression. It was not only concrete
beliefs, ideas, images, symbols or knowledge that were not conducive to global
colonial rule but also colonial deprivations of colonial knowledge, especially
in mining, agriculture, engineering, and their Product and work. First,
repression mainly falls on the way of knowing knowledge and generating
knowledge, and on the resources, modes and tools of formalization and
objectification of expression, knowledge or vision, ideas, images and systems
of images, symbols and modes of meaning are produced. Second is the imposition
of rulers’ own modes of expression, as well as their beliefs and images,
referring to the supernatural. These beliefs and images not only hinder the
cultural production of the masters, but also a very effective means of social
and cultural control.