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National Breweries Limited

Built in 1930, pictures from 2006 as we were trying to get into the Dow brewery, we walked by and tried the door, by chance it was open.

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More history can be found here. www.explorationurbaine.ca

Canada Malting: Obsolescence

Here is the flyer for the Obsolescence installation in 2005 at the Canada Malting Plant. This installation featured lights at the top of the malting silos that would light up every few minutes, designed by Axel Morgenthaler it lasted for about a month.

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Obsolescence (page 2 of 2)

For the people who missed this, heres a link to a video on youtube. The comments are pretty funny.

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The factory.


A while ago. I never posted this. More to come!
This place still had electricity, tools and everything!

Snapshots of a city

Malt me up.

These are some pictures.

(Yes! im still alive.)

Dow / O’keefe Brewery

This brewery was established in 1860, many additions were made throughout the years, in 1923 Louis-Auguste Amos, an architect, designed the bigger brick buildings. There was different complexes, the bottling plant, the brewery and the garage. The company was in a peak, but in 1966, sixteen people died because of an ingredient in the beer. The brewery then recalled all the beer that was made in a certain time frame and disposed of it. Following the deaths, the beer’s popularity declined. The company began a freefall to oblivion, Dow was then bought by O’keefe. Around 1995 O’keefe focused on its previous location and stopped producing beer at the current plant. It then fell into abandon.

More info:

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http://70.83.245.71:90/explorationurbaine/abandonne/Dow/index%20Dow.htm

http://controleman.wordpress.com/2007/12/24/brasserie-dow/

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http://uem.minimanga.com/abandoned/okeefe/

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Don Valley Brickworks (Toronto, ON)

Built in 1890, the Don Valley Brickworks Factory is located in the Don River Valley in Toronto. The quarry provides high quality clay to fabricate bricks. Many landmarks in Toronto were built with bricks form this company, like Casa Loma.
In the 1900’s this factory could produce a maximum of 100 000 bricks per day. During the second world war, german prisoners were used as workers, production was also reduced. In the 80’s most of the clay and shale in the quarry was used up and the company decide to cease production, they sold the land to the city and it remains in abandon since then.

source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Valley_Brick_Works