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Grand Trunk Railway Shops



Location #1205
City: Stratford
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Status: Abandoned
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Created By:vjpolsoni
Creation Date: 3/16/2010
Last Updated: 9/8/2019
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Incredibly large and easily accessible building that seems to have been a warehouse of some sort that is burnt and destructed. Safe to go in, as people have been working on fixing it up slowly here and there. The location is sometimes occupied by workers inside the building but many pedestrians like to go close to get a better look inside.

***Located right behind the YMCA and the skatepark before the train tracks on Downie St. where it meets St. David, right downtown Stratford!***

Great for photography!
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From EWP, August 2014:
On July 18, 2014 The Cooper Site has been named one of Heritage Canada The National Trust's Top Ten Endangered Places. However at this time city council has not decided what they are going to do with this site. In October 2003 a part of the building was destroyed by fire. The rest of the site has been boarded up and no access to interior is allowed.






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Address: Downie St at St. David St.

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sspunkk
sspunkk 10/19/2017 12:58:24 PM

Stratford is either going to demolish this building or repurpose it soon. The city also put up a massive fence around the entire perimeter to keep everyone out.

SuperSonic
SuperSonic 11/6/2012 4:34:03 PM

@doom.....I heard about that yesterday. Apparently he went there to jump off.

doom vs
doom vs 11/5/2012 11:09:09 AM

Someone died here a few weeks back.

lone wolf
lone wolf 7/3/2011 8:37:08 PM

yes was the locomotive repair shops for the Grand trunk wich opend in the area there in 1871. It was operational till `64 . It had been vacant since 89 and in 2002 a fire destroyed the west wing.

villaness
villaness 7/4/2010 5:24:34 PM

From what I've gathered this was a depot or Train manufacturing site for the dormant Grand Trunk Railway. It is currently still in use for some warehousing and the location is tied up in some sort of legal real estate rights. Last sumer I saw some trucks and skids with bricks inside, other than that it's pretty boarded up but there are a couple gateways you could try shimmying through. Great s


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