Latlng: (43.635012, -79.39637)

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Canada Malting Co.

Discovered by kenjiro
Created Mar 03 2009
Recent status Abandoned
Category Industrial
City Toronto, Ontario
Location # 572

The Canada Malting Plant (or CMP) is a well known Toronto location.

It was built in 1905, in St-Henri. The original building has a neo-roman style, which includes arched windows and detailed cornices. This plant was not constructed with only purpose in mind but also with the idea of beautiful architecture. For example, where the grain was germinated, light was not supposed to enter, but the architect still added mock windows to the designs in the plant to keep the windows constant.

The Canada Malting Plant received barley from Saskatchewan and Alberta and when ships crossing the Great Lakes arrived at the old port the grain was then loaded into barges to allow the transfer of the grain through the Lachine Canal locks and then up to the plant.

An articulated conveyor belt was lowered down into the barge to transfer the cargo to another conveyor which carried it to the top. The grain was emptied into hoppers to fill the silos. Barley was stored there until they could transform it. Then the malted grain was emptied and transported by trucks to the breweries situated around Montreal (Dow, Molson, Labatt etc…) At first the plant could produce 32-ton batches of malt at a time, then they upgraded to 42 tons and finally 75 tons.

This building is one of the only buildings in Canada to have terra cotta silos.

Since 2005, the Canada malting plant has been up for sale for 5 million dollars. After 20 years of abandonment, this building cannot be recycled. The damage caused by water infiltration, vandals and the decaying mortar would cost more to repair than to demolish the current structure and to build a new one. Soon this place will be demolished and another trace of our history will be erased.

Source: here.

Latlng: (43.635012, -79.39637)

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Fleet As of right now it's heavily guarded and undergoing gradual demolition. But I have heard of people getting in on rare occasion.
Apr 02 2017
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m6pl1859 There are camera's and fences with barbed wire surrounding this place, good luck trying to get in
Aug 24 2016
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HudsonTL @ RNR: Did they actually rappel up it!?
Jun 23 2013
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accessgranted rfreak: that was actually the Victory Soy Mills not what remains of the Malt plant.
Jun 04 2013
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Asher Deist Yeah I was just there today and aside from the tons of fences put up around it, every possible ground entrance was sealed up with bricks.
Jun 02 2013
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timekeeper http://www.flickr.com/photos/concretechronicles/sets/72157633134268097/
Apr 24 2013
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timekeeper A few guys made it up and in via an unconventional method recently, was posted on another site. Its possible but definitely not easy!
Apr 24 2013
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Kenndruuh Status anyone?
Apr 24 2013
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HudsonTL Found a video of a few guys that made it up to the top in 2007 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLyBZbeDZ8I
Apr 02 2013
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densing Anyone know if there's a way in? Planning on making a venture this weekend.
Dec 02 2012
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Kait_O Anyone have a good POE? I am going there tomorrow and don't want to waste too much time looking around.
Nov 08 2012
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Unknown User I can't find a way in, I've been there about 4 times looking. Can't find it, if anyone can help me it'd be appreciated
May 05 2010
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Unknown User Thank you!
Mar 24 2010
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Unknown User I am really thinking about giving this place a visit, should I go durning the day or not? I would prefer the day because then I have daylight to check everything out and see the holes from the ducts clearly. Thanks!
Jul 16 2009