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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Irwin Toys
Irwin Toys
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created by Avatar-X on 9/13/2003 2:26 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 9/17/2021 6:44 PM
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This location was added to the database when the entire building was still under construction and being redeveloped into condos. As it stands now, the condo development is finished and people are living in the building, but there is one area left undeveloped.

Now the only area worth exploring is the old loading bay / power plant. It's a much smaller area than the whole building, but worth checking out if you're in the area.

09.17.2021 - It's been converted into luxury condos and a parking garage. Lofts can go for as much as $3,000,000....
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy - buy a super expensive condo
Recommendation: forget it - It's luxury lofts now
 Physical Information
44 Hanna St
Toronto, Ontario
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     Interesting Features
    Note: The picture above is about 3 years old and is not accurate. A 5th floor has been added since.

    The condo is finished, and only one area remains abandoned, but it's a pretty cool spot and worth checking out if you're nearby.

    updated sumer 2010 - the main point of entry is now closed up. Access to the building is much harder, but not impossible.
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    This building belonged to the Dauch & Hinde paper company before being sold to Irwin toys. D&H wern't the original tenants, but they moved into the building in the very early part of the 1900's.
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    Irwin Toys will NOT be relocating to this building. The current tenants (businesses) are slated to leave by Quarter 1 of 2007, to make way for the completion of the lofts.
     Future Plans
    The condo construction is now finished, but there is still one area worth exploring. It used to be the train loading dock for Irwin, and was the power plant for the building prior to Irwin.

    The smokestacks and coal storage are still there, sandwiched between the new condo and other developments in the area. No word on if the last part of the undeveloped factory will be demolished or renovated, but it looks like it would be a massive amount of work, so it could just sit there for years.

    updates in early 2010 - graffiti cleanup crews have removed some mid 90's graffiti from the side of the building. When some of that graffiti went up, the wal was part of a loading dock but it's now exposed to the street. Even the graffiti in the rooftop was cleaned and broken windows were covered up.

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    Rainy night excursion
    Sun, Feb 5th, 2006
    posted by Rust
    19 pictures
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    Trip #2
    Mon, Feb 6th, 2006
    posted by Rust
    14 pictures
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    Irwin Toy Loading area
    Mon, Nov 2nd, 2009
    posted by PARKDALE_LOCAL
    6 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 9/17/2021 6:44 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 17 21 at 18:44, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 17 21 at 18:44, Emperor Wang made this location public
  • on Sep 17 21 at 18:44, Emperor Wang changed the following: Description
  • on Sep 17 21 at 16:30, fr00tCake changed the following: Street Address, Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Recommendation, Security Measures, Description, Web Links
  • on Jul 14 10 at 2:14, Steed validated this location
  • on Jul 13 10 at 18:02, PARKDALE_LOCAL changed the following: Interesting Features, Security Measures
  • on Mar 4 10 at 0:52, Steed validated this location
  • on Mar 3 10 at 20:30, PARKDALE_LOCAL changed the following: History, Future Plans
  • on Nov 2 09 at 17:21, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Nov 2 09 at 16:08, PARKDALE_LOCAL added some pictures to a gallery
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