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Location DB > Canada > British Columbia > New Westminster > Woodlands Asylum
Woodlands Asylum
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created by deadbolt on 3/6/2004 1:46 AM
last modified by Agent Skelly on 11/12/2009 1:31 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
The buildings are being vandalized more frequently, and could be destroyed in a matter of months. Many of the buildings have been used in film shoots, and much of the set decoration is still there.

*July 9, 08 - metal scrappers gutted the main building over the last year or two, and there was nothing of value left inside. Asbestos abatement carried out over the same time period *
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: check out the charred ruins while you can.
 Physical Information
Corner of Columbia and McBride
New Westminster, British Columbia
Owner: Omni Group
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • air quality
  • Some unsafe Ceilings
  •  Interesting Features
    Tunnels connect many buildings, and sub-basements, and there is a rumoured tunnel providing access to the fraser river, for delivery...etc.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • part-time guard
  • Few security measures, and not all of them are used on all buildings.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1879
    Closed: 1985
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  •  Recommended Equipment
    breathing mask, camera
    Abandoned in past years, it was the Provincial Lunatic Asylum. It was the site of Fraserview Hospital, and two buildings are currently still used: Willow Clinic(longterm, milti-disability), and Maple Lodge (detox).

    * July 9, 08 - The site has been partially redeveloped, and the remaining centre block and it's adjoining wings were destroyed by a 5th suspicious fire in as many days. *
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     Future Plans
    The woodlands site is going to be demolished, except for a few buildings, and replaced with "affordable housing", and other residential development

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    Sat, Mar 6th, 2004
    posted by deadbolt
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    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Agent Skelly on 11/12/2009 1:32 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Nov 12 09 at 1:32, Agent Skelly validated this location
  • on Nov 12 09 at 1:31, Agent Skelly changed the following: Owner, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Publically Viewable, Status
  • on Aug 19 08 at 17:06, Steed validated this location
  • on Aug 16 08 at 20:21, SteamPunk changed the following: History, Status
  • on Jul 10 08 at 5:18, Agent Skelly validated this location
  • on Jul 10 08 at 3:53, :: inuk changed the following: History, Status, Accessibility, Recommendation, Security Measures, Description
  • on Jul 6 08 at 12:53, TurboZutek validated this location
  • on Jul 31 07 at 3:56, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jul 31 07 at 3:55, Emperor Wang changed the following: Notes for Mods, Media Coverage
  • on Jul 23 07 at 8:10, NoSuchPerson changed the following: Media Coverage
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