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post by videonerd   |  | 
Niagara: Toronto Power Generating Station renewal
< on 11/29/2023 5:25 PM >

https://www.niagar...s.com/torontopower

The Proposal
This will be a transformational $200+ million private sector investment that will fully restore Toronto Power and establish it as a world-class visitor experience that is unlike anything currently offered in the destination or the province.

The redevelopment plans include:

Niagara Falls’ first and only five-star boutique accommodation
A variety of culinary offerings
Craft brewery
Wellness and social spa
Event and programming space
Museum and Art Gallery
Theatre
Educational programming
And more


The Opportunity
Niagara Parks has established four project goals for the redevelopment of Toronto Power:

Restoration of the heritage building (designated National Historic Site)
Creation of a new guest experience that does not exist in Niagara nor Ontario today
Payment of rent to Niagara Parks while covering all restoration and redevelopment costs
Significant capital investment that has an extensive economic impact for Niagara and Ontario






https://niagaraind...enerating-station/




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post by strangePlaces   |  | 
Re: Niagara: Toronto Power Generating Station renewal
<Reply # 1 on 12/2/2023 4:19 PM >

WOrth keeping an eye on this... maybe some further exploration opportunities arise when construction starts? I wonder what they do on the deeper inside. It would also be quite nuts if the tailrace gets rankine treatment aka public access.


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post by theninjalobster   |  | 
Re: Niagara: Toronto Power Generating Station renewal
<Reply # 2 on 12/3/2023 7:36 PM >

strange places is onto something...

I have to admit, as exclusie as it will be, this project does look kinda awesome. The stuff of dreams for the rich


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post by CopySix   |  | 
Re: Niagara: Toronto Power Generating Station renewal
<Reply # 3 on 12/7/2023 8:17 PM >

I am hoping the designer / architect maintains a high degree of existing elements of the former facility.


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post by Afromunch   |  | 
Re: Niagara: Toronto Power Generating Station renewal
<Reply # 4 on 12/12/2023 7:55 PM >

Anyone had any experience here before? I think I casually looked into this during a trip to Niagara in 2018-19 but it was an absolute no go. I know some of Freaktography's friends did it a while back, but it was way above my level. Have since moved to Eastern Ontario and haven't been back since but I would be willing to take a crack at it again if it opens up a bit with this reconstruction.

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post by Freaktography   |  | 
Re: Niagara: Toronto Power Generating Station renewal
<Reply # 5 on 12/13/2023 3:01 PM >

Anyone had any experience here before?


One of the most epic tales of infiltration in the history of this hobby comes from DSANKT.

The original SewerFresh link is no longer live but dsankt also posted it to 28DL where you can read it.

https://www.28days...l-of-niagara.5921/

Several people have been down over the years but this is by far the best write up, and one of the only write-ups that I know about

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post by Afromunch   |  | 
Re: Niagara: Toronto Power Generating Station renewal
<Reply # 6 on 12/13/2023 4:42 PM >

Posted by Freaktography


One of the most epic tales of infiltration in the history of this hobby comes from DSANKT.

The original SewerFresh link is no longer live but dsankt also posted it to 28DL where you can read it.

https://www.28days...l-of-niagara.5921/

Several people have been down over the years but this is by far the best write up, and one of the only write-ups that I know about


Absolutely wild. Thanks for the read!


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post by leafloving4x4gal   |  | 
Re: Niagara: Toronto Power Generating Station renewal
<Reply # 7 on 12/13/2023 7:29 PM >

Posted by Freaktography


One of the most epic tales of infiltration in the history of this hobby comes from DSANKT.

The original SewerFresh link is no longer live but dsankt also posted it to 28DL where you can read it.

https://www.28days...l-of-niagara.5921/

Several people have been down over the years but this is by far the best write up, and one of the only write-ups that I know about


That was a great read !! They have more intestinal fortitude than I could ever muster, that is for sure LOL Thanks for posting it


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post by strangePlaces   |  | 
Re: Niagara: Toronto Power Generating Station renewal
<Reply # 8 on 12/14/2023 5:40 PM >

Yes, that write up is one of those things that everyone urbex-wanked to since age immemorial, a timeless testament to awesomeness!


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post by DAExplores   |  | 
Re: Niagara: Toronto Power Generating Station renewal
<Reply # 9 on 12/14/2023 6:07 PM >

Thanks for sharing that link Freaktography, amazing read. Makes me wonder how I'd never seen or heard of that before.


Posted by strangePlaces
urbex-wanked

I'll have to add that to my UER dictionary, can't say I've heard anyone say that before.



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post by z0th   |  | 
Re: Niagara: Toronto Power Generating Station renewal
<Reply # 10 on 12/17/2023 1:00 AM >

Posted by CopySix
I am hoping the designer / architect maintains a high degree of existing elements of the former facility.


I'm in the Fergus/Elora/Salem area often enough. They did a good job on the Elora Mill.


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post by terapr0   |  | 
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<Reply # 11 on 1/5/2024 6:09 PM >

Very exciting news about the planned restoration. Given the fact it's being turned into a luxury hotel I don't foresee tailrace access like they did at Rankine, plus it's much closer to the river and potentially less stable. The building was derelict for much longer than Rankine, with the wheelpit being particularly perilous. My guess is they basically cap off the wheelpit and build over top. There will probably be some type of access portal for future inspection, but as with everything else in Niagara, it will now have cameras. Who knows, it's worth keeping an eye on anyway

A few photos from the 2 visits I got to make to this place, for those interested:

https://tohellandb...c-tailrace-tunnel/

https://tohellandb...ace-tunnel-take-2/


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post by leafloving4x4gal   |  | 
Re: Niagara: Toronto Power Generating Station renewal
<Reply # 12 on 1/5/2024 7:35 PM >

Terapr0,

Your photos are pretty awesome.
I would never have the guts to do this but enjoy the efforts and results of those that do

thanks for sharing.


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