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Linseed Factory

Located in: Toronto
Location #906
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Location Owner:matinisabahai
Creation Date: 10/16/2009
Last Updated: 4/26/2019



Description
Abandoned Linseed factory - closed during the 1960's

Update by Kenndruuh: Feb/2014

BREIF HISTORY:
The property was purchased and the foundation was built by the Montreal based Canada Linseed Oil Mills in the spring of 1910. Linseed oil was used in the production of many different things, such as oil paints, linoleum, wood finisher, canvas bags, table-cloths, livestock feed, and even some cough syrups. The factory closed down in the 1960's when the demand for linseed oil was in its steady decline. The factory and land sat vacant until the year 2000 when they City of Toronto purchased the land for $2 million.

The building has been vacant for nearly the same amount of time it was used. Productions ran from 1910 to sometime in the 1960's. Say, 65 years. It has sat vacant from the time it closed until 2000. About 45 years.

CURRENT/FUTURE:
For 45 years, the City of Toronto has owned this building and has made little plans for its future. So far the only plan they have come up with is to convert it into a community centre.

There are no set start dates or dead-lines on this project, but the Parkdale-High Park Councillor Gord suggested it would likely be in the next five to ten years.

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Created by: FairlyLocal
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Created by: jp196400
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Created on:9/12/2012
Created by: coralfang
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Created on:8/8/2012
Created by: rashomon
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Jul 15 2015
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Created on:7/16/2012
Created by: SirG
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Created on:12/22/2011
Created by: basse
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Created on:9/2/2010
Created by: the modest one
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Created on:6/30/2010
Created by: matinisabahai
6 photos


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Status: Abandoned
Category: Industrial



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sspunkk says:
11/23/2017 1:05:01 PM

Was in the area today and went by the factory. Lots of construction going on in the area and looks like the city is allowing some people access to the back part of the property. The building is sealed completely still wit a double fence around it. There was one poe, but it was on the very top of the roof, but was too dangerous to get too. :( Sad I could not explore the inside.

Digitisation says:
5/7/2017 6:39:49 PM

Checked it out today, was a fun explore. Very dark inside tho

qflux says:
2/4/2017 9:52:50 PM

was there the other day, no access now. Sealed up tight, won't be able to cut through the grate into the basement floor like the last people did. It's solid, thick steel. Pretty sure this is the end of wabash until it's re purposed. RIP

JPmun0z says:
1/5/2017 2:13:00 PM

i went the other day its under construction impossible to get in, security everywhere in the day and bare cameras at night.

frightenstein says:
6/16/2015 10:57:28 AM

Reminds me of the brickworks before it got ruined!

urbanshadow says:
7/17/2014 6:08:40 PM

Such a beautiful place. Shame they covered up the windows. There is absolutely no light on the first and second floors so it's quite hard to take good pictures. Third floor has enough light to take some decent pics. And the view from the roof :}

Zenit-User says:
6/30/2013 1:45:14 PM

Shame they put grates over the holes and such. I'm sure that there's a way around it, there always is.

Kait_O says:
6/25/2013 10:26:46 PM

Wish the city would be open to letting people inside, I understand the dangers, but I will never understand how they can not see the beauty they are sealing up.

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