Fonds F 4470 - Collection of construction photographs of the Canadian Niagara Power Company and Ontario Power Company power plants

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Collection of construction photographs of the Canadian Niagara Power Company and Ontario Power Company power plants

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CA ON00009 F 4470

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  • [circa 1903-1930] (Creation)

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Extent188 photographs : glass plate negatives

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The Canadian Niagara Power Company was incorporated in 1892 under the leadership of William Birch Rankine and is the only Niagara Falls power company to remain privately owned. As of 2015, Canadian Niagara Power is a wholly owned subsidiary of FortisOntario Inc.

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The Ontario Power Company (OPC) was a private, American-owned firm that applied successfully in 1901 for a share of the water flowing over Niagara Falls. In 1905, the company built its hydro-electric generating plant below the Horseshoe Falls. In 1999, the Ontario Power Generation Company (formerly Ontario Hydro) decommissioned the Ontario Power Station from service and agreements were concluded in 2006 for the transfer of this plant as well as other Niagara properties to the Niagara Parks Commission.

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Fonds consists of photographs created and accumulated of the Canadian Niagara Power Company and Ontario Power Company power plants, as well as images concerning city drainage.

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The provenance of this collection and date of donation to the Archives of Ontario is not known.

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Associated materials

See also: Canadian Niagara Power Company Limited fonds and the New York and Ontario Power Company fonds at Library and Archives Canada; and Canadian Niagara Power Company Fonds (RG 170) at the Brock University Archives.

See also: C 224-38 Niagara Generating Station construction photographs; RG 38-9, Niagara Parks Commission journal of accounts; and RG 38-13, Niagara Parks Commission gauges book.

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F 4470

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2015-03-30

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  • English

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