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UER Forum > Archived Canada: Ontario > What have we lost in Ontario? (Viewed 2799 times)
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Re: What have we lost in Ontario?
<Reply # 40 on 3/20/2006 3:11 PM >
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Posted by yokes


When did that happen? I was planning on visiting it soon. Oh well.


Must have been pretty recent, i was up there last year and it was standing proud. One of my 1st ue trips when i was a wee lad, so very sad to see it gone.

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Re: What have we lost in Ontario?
<Reply # 41 on 3/23/2006 5:23 PM >
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Something we've lost recently was the AV Roe (Avro) Aircraft factory at Derry and Airport Road on the Pearson Site.

Dunno what they are going to do with it, but a big part of Toronto's aviation heritage was lost with the tearing down of the factory, even though any real link to its WW2 and Post War heyday was long gone thanks to McDonnell Douglas/Boeings ownership in later years.

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Re: What have we lost in Ontario?
<Reply # 42 on 3/23/2006 9:20 PM >
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Posted by Duct Tape
Something we've lost recently was the AV Roe (Avro) Aircraft factory at Derry and Airport Road on the Pearson Site.


Wasn't that where the International Centre now sits? If so, it's been gone a long time.

Or was it one of the other corners?

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Re: What have we lost in Ontario?
<Reply # 43 on 3/24/2006 7:04 PM >
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building on the left. demoed in the 60's to make way for you know what.

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Re: What have we lost in Ontario?
<Reply # 44 on 3/24/2006 7:09 PM >
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Whoa.. that's the first I've heard of that one.

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building on the left. demoed in the 60's to make way for you know what.

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Re: What have we lost in Ontario?
<Reply # 45 on 3/25/2006 12:46 AM >
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I'll post more. I sort of collect this shit.
From various archives including the Toronto Archives.

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Great Western Railway station at Yonge Street, Toronto. The Great Western Railway was extended to Toronto in 1855, running from Niagara Falls to Windsor via Hamilton.

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Re: What have we lost in Ontario?
<Reply # 46 on 3/25/2006 12:56 AM >
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Thursdays Kitchener Record featured a front page picture of a guy on a cherry picker pulling down the smokestack at Bauer. The door we went in when we saw it is now gone. Most of the facade is gone too.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.
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Re: What have we lost in Ontario?
<Reply # 47 on 3/25/2006 2:25 PM >
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Interesting, Sigma... As an aside, the "Blue Ghost Tunnel" used to be part of the Great Western Rail line running to Niagara.

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Re: What have we lost in Ontario?
<Reply # 48 on 3/25/2006 3:51 PM >
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I didnt know that crossfire. Interesting. Shame they ruined it by sealing it up.

Heres what Toronto's Waterfront used to look like.
In the first photo you can see that previous Railway station in the distance.


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Re: What have we lost in Ontario?
<Reply # 49 on 3/25/2006 3:56 PM >
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Posted by sigma
I'll post more. I sort of collect this shit.
From various archives including the Toronto Archives.


Sigma - I'm sending you a PM - This sortta thing 'floats my boat' too.
I've got quite a collection going too.

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Re: What have we lost in Ontario?
<Reply # 50 on 3/29/2006 6:42 PM >
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Councillors in Kitchener decided on March 21st to demolish the remaining sections of Forsyth's. The city wants to redevelop the land and include underground parking. The city also wants high-density housing, commercial outlets, restaurants and lively public spaces.
But nothing has been decided yet as to what they are going to do with the area after the building is torn down.

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Re: What have we lost in Ontario?
<Reply # 51 on 4/27/2006 12:15 AM >
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Posted by mortimer
The Brewer's Retail warehouse at the corner of Leslie and Lakeshore was torn down last year, it wasn't super special, but I believe there were efforts to save it before Crappy Tire decided to just level it and build a new big-box store (coming soon). I was told that there were some very nice art deco-ish details inside the offices of the place, but it took less than a week to flatten it, so I guess I'll never know.


Actually, that building was used by Brewer's Retail as a warehouse from its construction in 1956. Canadian Tire purchased the building and land from Brewer's Retail in 2001 after Brewer's Retail moved to a new distribution centre in Brampton and never actually occupied the building with the exception of storing some inventory there over the winter of 2003-04.

The office section on the second floor was very utilitarian with next to nothing left after BR vacated. In fact, there was next to nothing inside the entire building when they left, and there was a decided lack of anything deco.

The building itself was in pretty poor condition with many roof leaks and significant structural issues (don't forget, a lot of the land south of Lakeshore sits is in fact landfill) including some major cracks in the load-bearing walls of the second floor.

Really, you didn't miss much.

(Edit: Spelling)


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Re: What have we lost in Ontario?
<Reply # 52 on 4/27/2006 1:03 PM >
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Good to know I didn't miss much, and thanks for the detailed info.

As for landfill and old shorelines, I think that line is actually closer to Queen Street. I've seen photos from the early 1900s of Woodbine disappearing into water about 150 feet south of Queen.

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