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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Collingwood > Grain Elevators
Grain Elevators
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created by Sariss on 8/12/2005 5:30 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 11/11/2023 2:30 PM
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Collingwood, Ontario
Owner: The Town of Collingwood
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  •  Hazards
  • interior hazards unknown
  •  Interesting Features
    I recently discovered that there is a person in Collingwood who has access to the Terminals and can do tours. Yes, I plan on doing this in the near future.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • cameras
  • security measures pertain to trying to enter building
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1929
    Closed: 1993
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • binoculars
  •  Recommended Equipment

    This imposing structure can be seen for miles around Collingwood and symbolizes the twin engines of commerce in the early 1900s - agriculture and shipping. In 1899, the Collingwood Council identified the need to erect a modern elevator, but due to low water levels, construction was delayed until 1929, when the Federal government agreed to pay for dredging. The two million bushel grain elevator has bins 100 feet high and 22 feet in diameter. The steamer Munising arrived in September 1929 with 228,000 bushels of American grain, the first shipment for this important new structure, the third grain elevator in Collingwood’s growing economy. Grain service stopped in 1993, ending 64 years of operation for the cement elevator and 123 years of grain trade in Collingwood. The terminals, now owned by the Town of Collingwood continue as a modern day landmark and will be an important part of the future redevelopment of Collingwood Harbour.
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     Future Plans
    The building will stay standing for a long time. It is not slated for any types of repair at the moment, but with the recent plans for a large housing complex in the harbour, it will most likely be re-painted and the windows possibly fixed.

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    From the Outside
    Fri, Aug 12th, 2005
    posted by Sariss
    14 pictures
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    July 28 - rob666 solo
    Tue, Jul 28th, 2009
    posted by
    8 pictures

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    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 7 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 11/11/2023 2:31 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Nov 11 23 at 14:31, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 11 23 at 14:30, Emperor Wang changed the following: History
  • on Nov 11 23 at 14:25, Emperor Wang changed the following: Hazards, Security Measures
  • on Aug 7 09 at 4:19, Steed validated this location
  • on Aug 6 09 at 15:15, swapped pictures 2 and 3
  • on Aug 6 09 at 15:12, added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 6 09 at 14:58, updated gallery July 28 - rob666 solo
  • on Aug 6 09 at 14:55, created a new gallery
  • on Oct 28 06 at 3:11, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 28 06 at 2:09, Sariss changed the following: Accessibility, Security Measures
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