Origin: CNE Archives
The Gooderham Fountain, constructed in 1911, was a monument to the wealthy industrialist William Gooderham who, along with his brother-in-law James Worts, established the Gooderham and Worts distillery in 1837. The fountain was constructed on what was called the “Grand Plaza of Exhibition City,” between the Horticulture Building, the Graphic Arts Building and the Administrative Building. Perhaps more than anything, the fountain found fame as a meeting place, inspiring the phrase, “meet me at the fountain.” In 1958 the Gooderham Fountain was torn down to make way for the Princess Margaret Fountain. The new fountain stands approximately 100 feet south of where the Gooderham fountain was situated.