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Location DB > Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Benny Farm
Benny Farm
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created by BobbyWhiskey on 2/26/2009 4:06 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 8/3/2014 8:05 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
There are still 4 abandonned buildings on the land, but they planned to be destroyed soon to build new ones.
The stage of decay inside the buildings is incredible, i recommend going!
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Difficult, demolished!
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Corner Cavendish/Monkland
Montreal, Quebec
Owner: Canada Land Company
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features
    The building is in advanced stage of decay. There are mushrooms pretty much everywhere on the first floor and basement, you should have a respirator before entering.
     Security Measures
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1947
    Closed: 1996
     Required Equipment
  • breathing mask
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    Named after a Scottish manufacturer Walter Benny, who had purchased the land in 1838 for farming purposes, the Benny Farm project is inspiring a revolution in sustainable housing development. Its unprecedented environmental strategies are complemented by the active promotion of social inclusiveness and well-being. Guided by a participatory process, this cooperative promotes equity and responsibility amongst this community and enables medium and lower income families, single parents, individuals with limited mobility and seniors to live in healthy and environmentally friendly dwellings.

    Originally built by the CMHC in 1947 as housing for veterans, the Benny Farm neighborhood is now being re-developed enhancing its cultural and social heritage. This redevelopment is happening in different phases.
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     Future Plans
    The development provides approximately 570 affordable housing units. These units are a mix of housing types, including: cooperatives, non-profit housing, private rental units and condominiums, townhomes, triplex, sixplex and apartment buildings.

    Through cooperatives and non-profit housing, approximately 200 rental units are available to serve the specific needs of seniors, young families, single mothers and people with limited mobility.

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    Bobby's visit
    Thu, Feb 26th, 2009
    posted by BobbyWhiskey
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 8/3/2014 8:06 PM.

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  • on Aug 3 14 at 20:06, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 3 14 at 20:05, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name, Real Name
  • on Jan 22 10 at 20:35, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jan 22 10 at 16:09, BobbyWhiskey made this location public
  • on Jan 22 10 at 16:08, BobbyWhiskey changed the following: Status, Accessibility
  • on Feb 27 09 at 2:32, Steed validated this location
  • on Feb 26 09 at 16:19, BobbyWhiskey made this location available
  • on Feb 26 09 at 16:17, BobbyWhiskey added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Feb 26 09 at 16:15, BobbyWhiskey created a new gallery
  • on Feb 26 09 at 16:15, BobbyWhiskey updated the main picture
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