Latlng: (42.95697, -81.063973)

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Thames Centre

Felt Like A Fifth Wheel

Discovered by superss
Created Dec 27 2013
Recent status Demolished
Category Commercial
City Thames Centre, Ontario
Location # 10034

This is The Fifth Wheel Truck Stop just east of London Ontario. When driving by there I noticed it had recently been boarded up. There appeared to be a car in front, whether that was some form of security or just some curious driver is anybody's guess. On my return trip I decided to make a quick stop, my time was limited & the sun would start to set soon. There were tire marks up to the front but no sign of any foot prints, so I made my own.

Apparently the hotel portion has been closed awaiting renovations & then in August the store & restaurant portions were closed. Gas sales were ongoing but ceased on Wed the 18th of December & the property was sold as of Thursday the 19th. It looks like they started to take down signs almost immediately & boarded the place up. So after over 30 years at this location, the Fifth Wheel must have started to feel like a fifth wheel on the Windsor to Toronto 401 corridor.

The property is very large & the sale, so far, is remaining confidential but I doubt any of the existing structures will remain.

Latlng: (42.95697, -81.063973)

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avatar of czois
czois This is where i was working thos last few weeks
Sep 19 2015
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superss Future home of a PetroCanada & an A&W.
Jul 14 2014
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superss Yup, building is gone & only some pumps remain & they are working on those.
Mar 27 2014
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Finz519 This one was almost all gone on Friday.
Mar 08 2014
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superss Thanks all, lack of time, lack of flashlight & setting sun meant I couldn't fully explore the location. Hopefully there is more for others to discover.
Dec 29 2013
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f.o.s. Awesome spot superss!! Top notch, A+, Aces, Kazoom!!
Dec 29 2013
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bigpaulsmall Way cool indeed.
Dec 28 2013
avatar of ground state
ground state Well talk about getting in there the instant it closed. Great work. Heck though, even for there end of use in August, those fryers and the grill in the kitchen look disgusting.
Dec 28 2013