TORONTO - TE : CANADA - ON

*Location:

   Timothy Eaton Memorial United Church
   St.Clair Avenue West at Warren Road
   Toronto, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 43.68606, W 79.40562
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*Player:

   The Tomlinsons
   E: martin.tomlinson /@/ blakes DOTcom
   - and -
   Graham Boundy
   E: gboundy /@/ sympatico DOTca
*Past Chimers:
   19??-?? Douglas Armstrong   (d.)

*Contact:

   Marty Smyth, Director of Music
   Timothy Eaton Church
   230 St.Clair Avenue West
   Toronto, ON  M4V 1R5
   T: (416)925-5977   F: (416)925-0084
   E: martysmyth@temc.net

*Schedule:

   Most Sundays, 1030-1100;
   also most special occasions.

*Remarks:

   Hybrid keyboard, with "pump-handle"
   keys arranged in two rows; the manual
   C key for bourdon is in upper row above
   "adjacent" D, and there is no space
   for a C# key; one pedal.
   Rehung by Verdin 1989-90, possibly on
   a new frame.  Bourdon swings.  Added
   semitones: keyboard F#,A#,C#,D#,F#,G#;
   thus it needs only low G# and high A#
   to be a minimum-sized carillon.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 21 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C -- 1
   There are six added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1914
     with bells made by Warner      
   Year of latest technical information source is 1997

*Links:

The church Website has a sketch of the building on the home page.  But the chime is not mentioned, even in the Music section.

Photos of the chimestand (156KB) and the tower (160KB), supplied by Peter Ryde.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Warner bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in ON.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 21-Apr-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/04/21
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/01/23


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