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Wade's Corners

Located in: Brighton
Location #3830

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Location Owner:dwisk471
Creation Date: 1/13/2012
Last Updated: 4/17/2012

Located at the junction of County Road 30 and Highway 401 (Exit 509), Wade's Corners dates from the mid -1800s as a community within what was then the Township of Brighton.

In the 1960s, two service centres were built near the 401 off-ramp. On the southwest corner of the CR30 and 401 junction, was a BP (later PetroCan) station together with a restaurant called The Highlander. According to locals, it was demolished in the 1990s and all that remains are portions of the parking lot.

On the southest corner of the 401 and CR30, there was a Shell station and a small restaurant (a CoffeeTime at one point). They closed around 2004 and although the gas station was removed, the building housing the restaurant is still there. It appears that it had a patio and a drive-thru. The restuarant is well boarded up and the interior cannot be seen. A door in what appears to be the drive-thru area is in disrepair but I did not try to get inside.

Survey markers have recently appeared around the restaurant and local say the intersection south of the 401 is to be re-aligned. I don't know if this will result in the bulldozing of the restaurant.

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Status: Demolished
Category: Commercial


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inside Coffee Time
Wade's Corners
Created on:4/17/2012
Created by: itsme
8 photos
BP Site
Wade's Corners
Created on:1/13/2012
Created by: dwisk471
2 photos
Restaurant on Shell site
Wade's Corners
Created on:1/13/2012
Created by: dwisk471
17 photos

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On 4/25/2013 4:46:40 PM user UnLeashed_Photography changed the following: location status,
On 5/14/2012 7:57:32 AM user dwisk471 changed the following: location name,latitude, longitude,
On 4/17/2012 2:04:35 PM user itsme uploaded photos : IMG_0209.jpg / IMG_0343.jpg / IMG_2412.jpg / IMG_3648.jpg / IMG_4079.jpg / IMG_5316.jpg / IMG_6166.jpg / IMG_7668.jpg / to SID: 3830itsm34
On 4/17/2012 2:03:12 PM user itsme created gallery : inside Coffee Time
On 1/13/2012 11:13:42 AM user dwisk471 uploaded photos : 2 - Entrance to form /
On 1/13/2012 11:10:42 AM user dwisk471 deleted photos : gf1 - Former BP Service Centre.jpg /
On 1/13/2012 11:10:11 AM user dwisk471 uploaded photos : 3 - Former BP Servic /
On 1/13/2012 11:07:18 AM user dwisk471 uploaded photos : 1 - Former BP Servic /
On 1/13/2012 11:00:03 AM user dwisk471 created gallery : BP Site
On 1/13/2012 10:58:49 AM user dwisk471 deleted gallery with SID : 3830dwis3913
On 1/13/2012 10:39:28 AM user dwisk471 created gallery : Former BP Site
On 1/13/2012 10:36:54 AM user dwisk471 uploaded photos : 01 - Barricaded entr / 02 - County Road 30 / 03 - Closed restaura / 04 - North and east / 05 - East and south / 06 - Entrance to dri / 07 - Door on drive-t / 08 - Newspaper box.j / 09 - Newspaper box.j / 10 - Patio area.jpg / 11 - Fence around pa / 12 - West and north / 13 - West wall and s / 14 - North wall.JPG / 15 - View of south w / 16 - View from CR 30 / 17 - Survey markers. /
On 1/13/2012 10:22:15 AM user dwisk471 created gallery : Restaurant on Shell site