The Sandford Fleming Fire: Recollections 40 Years Later

In the early morning hours of February 11th, 1977, a fire ravaged the Sandford Fleming building at the University of Toronto. Engineering & Computer Science Library has created a commemorative exhibit for the 40-year anniversary of the fire.

We invite you to view the exhibit here:

Exterior photo Sandford Fleming Building and firetrucks 1977

Acknowledgements: We would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed a story, photograph, or memory and we apologise for not being able to use them all. We also wish to thank all the individuals who helped find the people who contributed. A special thank you to Marnee Gamble, Special Media Archivist at the University of Toronto Archives & Records Management Services (UTARMS), Yca Meriel and Ankita Khanda from the Skule Archives, Sonia De Buglio, Director of Alumni Relations in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Leslie Barnes, Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Toronto and Terry Jones. 

Credits: This exhibit was curated and created by staff at the Engineering & Computer Science Library, University of Toronto.

Project Lead: Mindy Thuna, Head, Engineering & Computer Science Library

Project Assistant: Glyneva Bradley-Ridout, GSLA, Engineering & Computer Science Library