Latlng: (43.262280, -79.795782)

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Firestone Tire Factory

Hamilton, Ontario

Location Owner phrenzee
Creation Date Apr 18 2010
Status Demolished
Category Industrial
Location Hamilton, Ontario
Site number #1423

Firestone Tire Factory 1919-2012 A little history on the Hamilton Firestone Plant... by sQualie The company originated from Akron Ohio in 1900 and started off with only 12 employees! It was incorporated in Hamilton in 1919 and started operations in 1922. The first Canadian made tire was hot off the production line on September 15. This originally 40 acre property with it's over 800,000 Sq.Ft. warehouse/factory has been upgraded and enlarged dozens of times since it was originally built in 1919 and has been left to rot since 1988. The city of Hamilton has taken over the front portion of the land and built a new allegedly "state of the art" recycling facility. In May 2009, the city of Hamilton has made public plans to demolish the factory, giving urban explorers as a main security concern with the old rotting structure. As of January 2012, the city has started demolition of the warehouse/factory and office sections that remained of the plant. The demolition was completed in April 2012. Boiler House info can be found here: http://www.ontarioabandonedplaces.com/upload/wiki.asp?entry=3882

Latlng: (43.262280, -79.795782)

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avatar of HudsonTL
HudsonTL darn, sure missed out on this place
Jun 11 2013
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Unknown User http://dcnonl.com/article/id49888/--armada-of-excavators-needed-for-demolition-of-firestone-tire-plant-in-hamilton-ontario
May 09 2012
avatar of Derelict Compositions
Derelict Compositions It's gone.
May 02 2012
avatar of mobileworks
mobileworks need a bike to explore here
Apr 11 2012
avatar of SuperSonic
SuperSonic damn....this is my kind of explore.
Apr 11 2012
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Unknown User @sonic Yes...got in a few months before they started the demo. I have more to add just haven't had the time.
Apr 11 2012
avatar of SuperSonic
SuperSonic @ridd....are your shots from pre-demo?
Apr 11 2012
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sQualie See update and link. That's why there was a big gaping hole... :(
Jan 20 2012
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Unknown User Where is it?
Nov 29 2010
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91s13 Where is the best place to enter the factory ?
Jun 19 2010