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The Loblaw Groceterias Building

Ontario : Toronto
Location #8094

Location Owner:DARKMAN
Creation Date: 6/18/2013
Last Updated: 8/1/2013

The Loblaw Groceterias Building has sat vacant for a decade.

A great article and historic pictures can be found here:

An exterior video from 2011 can be found here:

Lots to explore here. :)

UPDATE JUNE 27/13 : The large equipment bashes at the lower end of the building every hour during the day. What they leave at 5:00 everyday is a fascination of concrete guts of this building sprawled out and a giant mouth of POE. Straight into the basement can be seen. Th entry point to the main building comes closer and closer every day. Pockets of work go on inside. Workers reclaim brick from the outside. Something will be salvaged here, perhaps locked right back up for years of re planing once they isolate that big beautiful main building. Everybody has there own idea, from the gardener to the foreman, but nobody knows for sure. It will be a muse for the next couple weeks to say the least.

Today's visit discovered more rooms, more things, and even chilled on the roof with bumper to bumper traffic on the gardener close enough to make out faces. But still no damn bowling lane :(

Update 03/07/13: Inside source now says that this entire building will be demolished for more condos :(
Apparently if they reclaim enough of the brick, they can somehow dodge the heritage laws.
I think the condo corporations are our new dictators.

Update 14/08/13: Demolition has stopped and the building has been sealed and fortified by solid metal to all of the previous construction POE's. Great news for the time being for the building, not so great news for further exploration.

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Status: Demolished | Category: Commercial

The Loblaw Groceterias Building
Created on:12/19/2016
Created by: Szabo
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The Loblaw Groceterias Building
Created on:3/17/2016
Created by: highwayman
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The Loblaw Groceterias Building
Created on:6/27/2013
Created by: DARKMAN
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Bob Loblaw
The Loblaw Groceterias Building
Created on:6/24/2013
Created by: East Of Eden
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Rooftop to the Basement
The Loblaw Groceterias Building
Created on:6/18/2013
Created by: DARKMAN
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Address: Toronto, ON M5V 1A5, Canada
Province: Ontario

highwayman says:
3/20/2016 9:35:43 AM

Half of the building is a pile of rubble now, the other half is gutted and held up by temporary supports.

8/14/2013 8:59:24 PM

Show is over folks.

mobileworks says:
7/28/2013 9:38:04 PM

@Darko, every shots a postcard. Good job for 7 min. and nice talking to you.

Golson Moldon says:
6/21/2013 7:24:59 AM

Good find and some great shots.

timekeeper says:
6/19/2013 9:38:21 AM

Wow, great shots Darkman, you hit some good spots on your TO visit. I had also assumed there was a reason why this place had not been posted.

I expect we'll see Phrenzee's pics from visits in 1989 and 2003 in about .......3.......2.........1...........

mike6639 says:
6/19/2013 7:19:01 AM

Awesome gallery DARKMAN!!

6/19/2013 1:49:35 AM

If the file data isn't tricking me, the gallery was photographed in 7 minutes and the experience was heart pumping as hell. :) :) :)

f.o.s. says:
6/19/2013 12:19:27 AM

Really? Wow, I wouldn't have thought that given the status of the place but it makes sense. I've seen one other interior gallery which showed some overhead horrid fluorescent lights on in other rooms, but that could have been some time ago.

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