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created by abacab on 4/14/2007 11:46 PM
last modified by thetrainguru on 1/20/2014 12:11 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
UPDATE: Large fire occurred on Wed April 25th, 2007. Security will likely be beefed up, and the penalties will be more severe.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Difficult- 4/7 UER visitors have been caught!
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information

Cornwall, Ontario
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    An absolutley gigantic and amazing industrial complex. Definitely THE best location in all of Eastern Ontario.

    update 2014: its all gone
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  • cameras
  • silent alarm (makeshift, yet effective)
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1881
    Closed: 2006
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    Original mill built in 1881 by the Toronto Manufacturing Company.
    First paper off the machine on April 27, 1883. Purchased by Howard Smith Paper Mills in 1919. Howard Smith merged with St. Lawrence Corporation and Dominion.
    Dominion Tar & Chemical Company formed the company now known as Domtar in 1961




    Annual paper production capacity of
    260,000 tons
    3 paper machines, 1 off-line coater, 2 cutsize sheeters and 4 folios
    2 automated roll rewinders, 2 embossing machines, 1 roll wrapper
    1 kraft mill producing pulp
    1 woodroom with two 12' by 45' debarking drums


    Variety of fine papers recycled at 15% to 30% and available in a wide range of basis weights: Coated Cover, Opaque, and Copy Recycled and Regular.

     Media Coverage

     Future Plans
    The demolition and clean-up of the old Domtar paper mill in Cornwall, Ontario is currently underway.

    The demolition of the mill will provide the city and landscape of Cornwall with 120 acres of prime real estate where the paper mill once stood.

    Some windows and doors are being recycled. Copper and stainless steel components from inside the mill are being removed - some for recycling and reuse and some will just be for scrap.

    The full demolition and environmental clean-up of the site is expected to take 2-3 years.


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     Photo Galleries
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    micro and nel's rainy autumn visits
    Sun, Oct 15th, 2006
    posted by micro
    8 pictures
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    This place blew me away
    Sat, Apr 14th, 2007
    posted by abacab
    23 pictures
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    Signs of Time
    Sun, Apr 15th, 2007
    posted by nel58
    16 pictures
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    Power House
    Sun, Apr 15th, 2007
    posted by nel58
    19 pictures
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    Powder House and Lab
    Sun, Apr 15th, 2007
    posted by nel58
    23 pictures
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    Sun, Apr 15th, 2007
    posted by Emperor Wang
    5 pictures
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    The so so metering Gallery
    Sun, Apr 15th, 2007
    posted by controleman
    8 pictures

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     Web Links
    News article on the closure of the plant

    Domtar corporate history

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 1/20/2014 12:49 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 20 14 at 0:49, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 20 14 at 0:11, thetrainguru changed the following: Status, Interesting Features
  • on Dec 29 12 at 0:08, Emperor Wang overrode the gallery creation limit
  • on Aug 10 07 at 5:34, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 28 07 at 0:27, abacab updated gallery picture domtar 025.jpg
  • on Jun 28 07 at 0:27, abacab updated gallery picture domtar 024.jpg
  • on Jun 28 07 at 0:27, abacab updated gallery picture domtar 021.jpg
  • on Jun 28 07 at 0:27, abacab updated gallery picture domtar 021.jpg
  • on Apr 26 07 at 2:12, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 26 07 at 1:25, abacab changed the following: Status, Description
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Ever Wonder How Paper Is Made?Samurai47281/20/2014 12:10 AM by thetrainguru
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