This past Wednesday, 34 of 51 bells from the historic Metropolitan carillon were removed by Meeks & Watson, an Ohio foundry that will restore (and re-tune some of) the concert-size instrument. CBC, CTV, and Broadview Magazine were on hand to capture a few of the exciting moments when bells ranging from approx. 30-150b. were lowered 100 feet from the bell-tower. Download our media release, attached below.
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Workers started to restore the Metropolitan United Church's 54 bells this week. • "The smallest bell that we're bringing down will be about 12-15 pounds … the largest bell that we're bringing down will be about 150 to 165 pounds," said Josh Meeks, with the company Meeks, Watson & Co., Carillon Builders. • The first 23 bells were installed almost a century ago, back in 1922. • • • : Greg Ross/CBC | @greg.ross17 : Joe Fiorino/CBC #cbctoronto #cbcto #metropolitanunitedchurch #history #torontohistory
You'll find the short CTV highlight at approximately 44:32, finishing off the News at 6 broadcast.
The CBC news article
The CTV news article