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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Toronto > John Inglis Co.
John Inglis Co.
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created by zerorazor on 4/18/2005 5:32 PM
last modified by Archer on 1/18/2010 3:57 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.

 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Toronto, Ontario
Owner: Vibe Condos
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1881
    Closed: 1989
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  • grounds around building are crazy muddy... up to my knees
  •  Recommended Equipment

    In 1881, John Inglis and Sons opened their Strachan Avenue / Hanna Avenue facilities to expand their successful business of building machinery for grist and flour mills. In 1902, they discontinued this product line and switched to the manufacturing of marine steam engines and waterworks pumping engines. The Inglis company was a significant contributor towards Toronto’s industrial and cultural progress. Two years later, an American named Major J.E. Hahn, purchased the John Inglis Company and began manufacturing the Bren Light Machine Gun used by British and Canadian infantries during World War II. At its peak, more than 17,800 people were employed at this plant.

    When the war ended in 1946, the company began to manufacture consumer products for the first time. Fishing tackle, house trailers, oil burner pumps and domestic heaters and stoves were among the diverse products offered. In the same year, John Inglis Co. Limited negotiated with Nineteen Hundred Corporation (later Whirlpool Corporation) to manufacture home laundry products. The wringer washer was introduced in 1946, and in 1950, production of the automatic washer was added. The line of appliances expanded quickly to include electric and gas dryers, and dishwashers. In 1981, the company moved from this site to Mississauga.


    The Second level was added in 1942. This building is only a small section of the larger property that once stood on this site and went all the way to Hanna st.
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    Land is being used for the development of Liberty Towers (

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    april climb
    Mon, Apr 18th, 2005
    posted by zerorazor
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    Mon, May 23rd, 2005
    posted by scribble
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    When AgentSkelly met Emotionless
    Sat, Aug 20th, 2005
    posted by Agent Skelly
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    Through the mud...
    Sun, Oct 23rd, 2005
    posted by lopix
    56 pictures
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    my butt's numb
    Sun, Mar 19th, 2006
    posted by Axle
    21 pictures
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    Inglis Warehouse
    Fri, May 26th, 2006
    posted by 350D
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    inventor77's exploration, April 06
    Wed, Jul 5th, 2006
    posted by inventor77
    24 pictures
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    Oct 21 2006
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    posted by Shr-eddie
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    air33 and jannx stop by...
    Mon, May 14th, 2007
    posted by Air
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    So Long
    Tue, May 22nd, 2007
    posted by Polyester
    21 pictures
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    2005-2006 remnants
    Sat, Jul 16th, 2011
    posted by Air
    7 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 7/17/2011 5:22 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jul 17 11 at 5:22, Steed validated this location
  • on Jul 16 11 at 17:17, Air updated gallery 2005-2006 remnants
  • on Jul 16 11 at 17:16, Air added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jul 16 11 at 17:15, Air created a new gallery
  • on Jan 18 10 at 4:57, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jan 18 10 at 3:57, Archer changed the following: Future Plans
  • on Feb 21 08 at 2:22, Mutt validated this location
  • on Feb 20 08 at 17:08, Hi/Po deleted 11 pictures from gallery Liberty at -25
  • on Feb 20 08 at 17:08, Hi/Po updated gallery picture The Monotone Office
  • on Jul 4 07 at 20:51, Agent Skelly validated this location
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