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Grand Trunk Railway Shops

Ontario : Stratford
Location #1205
Public

Location Owner:vjpolsoni
Creation Date: 3/16/2010
Last Updated: 9/8/2019



Description
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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Status: Abandoned | Category: Commercial


August 2019
Grand Trunk Railway Shops
Created on:9/8/2019
Created by: DDR12
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No Access
Grand Trunk Railway Shops
Created on:10/19/2017
Created by: sspunkk
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Stopped by today
Grand Trunk Railway Shops
Created on:9/5/2016
Created by: webchar
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Over the Years...
Grand Trunk Railway Shops
Created on:6/23/2015
Created by: vjpolsoni
6 photos
Cooper Site
Grand Trunk Railway Shops
Created on:8/6/2014
Created by: EWP
13 photos
No Entry April '14
Grand Trunk Railway Shops
Created on:4/22/2014
Created by: Motleykiwi
16 photos
Repair Shop Outside
Grand Trunk Railway Shops
Created on:7/3/2013
Created by: gareauk
12 photos
Nov 4th 2012
Grand Trunk Railway Shops
Created on:11/5/2012
Created by: RoadTrip
10 photos
Grand Trunk Railway Stratford
Grand Trunk Railway Shops
Created on:7/6/2011
Created by: theurbantrailblazer
16 photos
Stratford Grand Trunk Railway
Grand Trunk Railway Shops
Created on:7/4/2010
Created by: villaness
10 photos


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Address: Downie St at St. David St.
Province: Ontario


sspunkk says:
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 says:
11/6/2012 4:34:03 PM

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

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

Someone died here a few weeks back.

lone wolf says:
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 says:
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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