Degrading and inhuman were two of the descriptions used to describe the Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women on King near Dufferin St. Wreckers are tearing the place down and it's costing more to raze it than it did to build it. Aside from the regular cells shown here there were windowless dungeon cells. The residents of Mercer were transferred to Brampton's Vanier Centre on April 3. Open in full size

Degrading and inhuman were two of the descriptions used to describe the Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women on King near Dufferin St. Wreckers are tearing the place down and it's costing more to raze it than it did to build it. Aside from the regular cells shown here there were windowless dungeon cells. The residents of Mercer were transferred to Brampton's Vanier Centre on April 3.

Picture, 1969, English

Degrading and inhuman were two of the descriptions used to describe the Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women on King near Dufferin St. Wreckers are tearing the place down and it's costing more to raze it than it did to build it. Aside from the regular cells shown here there were windowless dungeon cells. The residents of Mercer were transferred to Brampton's Vanier Centre on April 3.

Picture, 1969, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Toronto - Institutions - Mercer Reformatory

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0113810f