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Why is this site filled with Toronto? < on 9/17/2020 5:29 PM > | Reply with Quote
I live in Toronto, but I found this website just by searching up Urbexing, I didnt hear it from friends. I found this site before I even explored my first building... When I looked at the database the GTA had so many buildings. Is this because the city itself has more Abandoned buildings than others? I know we have pretty loose trespassing laws, but are there are other laws that help abandoned buildings stay away from immediate demolition? Are there just more curious, adventurous, and brave (Or stupid) people in the 6ix that crave asbestos and buildings that have questionable scents?
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Re: Why is this site filled with Toronto? < Reply # 1 on 9/17/2020 8:14 PM > | Reply with Quote
Toronto is jam packed with buildings, and while it doesn't have more abandonments per se, it's always in a state of flux. You can't throw a stone here without hitting a tower crane. Both construction and demolition create opportunities to explore.
That, and it's just got a lot of people too, so a lot more hands to update the DB.
As for avoiding demolition, we have more active historical site preservation bylaws than many places, but usually the city caves to the money of big condo developers and lets them just keep the facade of the old building. The worst of both worlds.
There's just as much asbestos and questionable scents as anywhere else, but neither of those are going to hurt you. The danger of asbestos is seriously exaggerated.
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Re: Why is this site filled with Toronto? < Reply # 2 on 9/17/2020 11:47 PM > | Reply with Quote
The creator of this website is from Toronto and we had a very active community like 8 years ago. It is still active but our meets use to have 10-15 people each month plus several groups of friends (or friendly strangers) who would get together very often to explore.
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Re: Why is this site filled with Toronto? < Reply # 3 on 9/23/2020 4:42 AM > | Reply with Quote
This website is based in Toronto, which is why Toronto is so well represented. Also, Ninjalicious grew the scene with his zine, which developed the local culture of urban exploration and attracted people from other cities to come and visit and participate in the forum.
It used to be really easy to see a lot of cool abandoned buildings and drains in the Toronto. Security started to improve by the mid 2000s. Nowadays, there are fewer abandoned buildings but more interesting construction sites that attract locals to the site.