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Canada Malting Co.

Ontario : Toronto
Location #572

Location Owner:kenjiro
Creation Date: 3/3/2009
Last Updated: 12/9/2018

The Canada Malting Plant (or CMP) is a well known Toronto location.

It was built in 1905, in St-Henri. The original building has a neo-roman style, which includes arched windows and detailed cornices. This plant was not constructed with only purpose in mind but also with the idea of beautiful architecture. For example, where the grain was germinated, light was not supposed to enter, but the architect still added mock windows to the designs in the plant to keep the windows constant.

The Canada Malting Plant received barley from Saskatchewan and Alberta and when ships crossing the Great Lakes arrived at the old port the grain was then loaded into barges to allow the transfer of the grain through the Lachine Canal locks and then up to the plant.

An articulated conveyor belt was lowered down into the barge to transfer the cargo to another conveyor which carried it to the top. The grain was emptied into hoppers to fill the silos. Barley was stored there until they could transform it. Then the malted grain was emptied and transported by trucks to the breweries situated around Montreal (Dow, Molson, Labatt etc…) At first the plant could produce 32-ton batches of malt at a time, then they upgraded to 42 tons and finally 75 tons.

This building is one of the only buildings in Canada to have terra cotta silos.

Since 2005, the Canada malting plant has been up for sale for 5 million dollars. After 20 years of abandonment, this building cannot be recycled. The damage caused by water infiltration, vandals and the decaying mortar would cost more to repair than to demolish the current structure and to build a new one. Soon this place will be demolished and another trace of our history will be erased.

Source: here.

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Status: Abandoned | Category: Industrial

Not likely
Canada Malting Co.
Created on:12/9/2018
Created by: Kyle Fraser
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Scoping Area
Canada Malting Co.
Created on:9/7/2017
Created by: MrBombastic
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Walk Around '16
Canada Malting Co.
Created on:4/10/2017
Created by: Motleykiwi
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Pre demo pics
Canada Malting Co.
Created on:3/6/2012
Created by: Mydea
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Canada Malting Co.
Created on:6/14/2011
Created by: HudsonTL
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Canada Malting Co.
Created on:6/30/2010
Created by: davidonmars
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Canada Malting Co.
Created on:6/30/2010
Created by: vtectony
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Canada Malting Co.
Created on:6/30/2010
Created by: kenjiro
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Fleet says:
4/2/2017 11:32:17 PM

As of right now it's heavily guarded and undergoing gradual demolition. But I have heard of people getting in on rare occasion.

m6pl1859 says:
8/24/2016 12:44:14 AM

There are camera's and fences with barbed wire surrounding this place, good luck trying to get in

HudsonTL says:
6/23/2013 9:28:37 PM

@ RNR: Did they actually rappel up it!?

accessgranted says:
6/4/2013 11:58:07 PM

rfreak: that was actually the Victory Soy Mills not what remains of the Malt plant.

Asher Deist says:
6/2/2013 7:07:40 PM

Yeah I was just there today and aside from the tons of fences put up around it, every possible ground entrance was sealed up with bricks.

timekeeper says:
4/24/2013 4:08:35 PM


timekeeper says:
4/24/2013 3:57:43 PM

A few guys made it up and in via an unconventional method recently, was posted on another site. Its possible but definitely not easy!

Kenndruuh says:
4/24/2013 2:02:33 PM

Status anyone?

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