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Apple Orchard House

Located in: Woolwich Township
Location #3210

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Location Owner:OAP
Creation Date: 9/16/2011
Last Updated: 8/2/2015


This beautiful house is located in Elmira and situated on 5.5 acres of property containing an apple orchard.

The land was owned by Arlene Taylor up until her passing in 2006. After Arlene passed away, her family sold the property to real estate developer Hawk Ridge Homes who intended to demolish the house and construct 44 new homes on the property.

Hawk Ridge Homes applied to change the zoning of the property from industrial to residential, which would allow them to proceed with construction. A town meeting was held on September 1, 2009 to allow residents to provide their input.

Elmira residents expressed concerns regarding any new homes on the property because it happens to be located within short distance of the **** plant. Residents are concerned about potential odours, noise and leaks from the plant.

On September 27, 2010 a chemical spill at the **** plant left homes and cars splattered with brown residue. **** has also raised concerns about building new homes within short distance of their plant.

Hawk Ridge Homes feels that the process is taking too long and has filed an appeal with the Ontario Municipal Board.

While the issue of rezoning remains uncertain, the fate of the house seems almost certain to be demolition. On Sunday September 11, 2011 the roof and top floor were destroyed in an act of arson. Three teenagers (two adults) were charged.

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Status: Demolished
Category: House or Farm

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Pile of Wood
Apple Orchard House
Created on:8/2/2015
Created by: Cerulean
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Topless & Covered In Brown Goo
Apple Orchard House
Created on:5/7/2015
Created by: mobileworks
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Apple Char 04/2013
Apple Orchard House
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August Road Trip
Apple Orchard House
Created on:9/16/2011
Created by: OAP
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mobileworks says:
2/29/2016 7:00:39 AM

Dam, Ya went by it today. I wanted a few more pics.

Cerulean says:
8/2/2015 2:00:41 PM

This place is demolished. :(

mobileworks says:
5/7/2015 12:19:15 PM

I can't see a reason for this to be FM anymore, OAP, and glad they were caught. Good detail big guy. There is a room to the left and straight inside front door. The stairs to upstairs are to the right of the door. Some boards have loosened and it has become more 'airy' in spots and of course the roof.

Cerulean says:
9/14/2014 10:01:58 AM

I used to drive by this place all the time when I worked in Elmira way back in 2003. Loved seeing the apple trees in the industrial part of town. Too bad some idiots went and burned down the house.

don says:
9/17/2011 6:56:16 PM

Community service for them. take them back there, and make them clean up their mess!

doom vs says:
9/16/2011 3:12:25 PM

Assholes...so close to me, would have loved to visit to document and not destroy.

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