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Linseed Factory

Toronto, Ontario

Location Owner matinisabahai
Creation Date Oct 16 2009
Status Abandoned
Category Industrial
Location Toronto, Ontario
Site number #906

Abandoned Linseed factory - closed during the 1960(a)s Update by Kenndruuh: Feb/2014 BREIF HISTORY: The property was purchased and the foundation was built by the Montreal based Canada Linseed Oil Mills in the spring of 1910. Linseed oil was used in the production of many different things, such as oil paints, linoleum, wood finisher, canvas bags, table-cloths, livestock feed, and even some cough syrups. The factory closed down in the 1960's when the demand for linseed oil was in its steady decline. The factory and land sat vacant until the year 2000 when they City of Toronto purchased the land for $2 million. The building has been vacant for nearly the same amount of time it was used. Productions ran from 1910 to sometime in the 1960's. Say, 65 years. It has sat vacant from the time it closed until 2000. About 45 years. CURRENT/FUTURE: For 45 years, the City of Toronto has owned this building and has made little plans for its future. So far the only plan they have come up with is to convert it into a community centre. There are no set start dates or dead-lines on this project, but the Parkdale-High Park Councillor Gord suggested it would likely be in the next five to ten years.

Latlng: (43.648231, -79.442160)

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avatar of Birgitty
Birgitty I was here two weeks ago and it's still easy to get in. Some pretty cool stuff for sure! But it looks like there is talks of tearing it down so the sooner you go the better.
Aug 07 2012
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Unknown User if you go around to the side that faces the train tracks there is an opening you can climb into
Jun 27 2012
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ann_faith was there a while ago. wondered if it was on this site- now i know. lol. iespecially liked the grafetti in the elevator shaft.....dont ask me how the people got in there. i want to getack there one day to take some pics, but can clearly see theres allready enough.....lol
Mar 02 2012
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Unknown User Was there a few weeks ago and it was completely sealed :(
Mar 02 2012
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that-girl if the city's best graffiti can be found here I'll definitely have to check it out!
Jan 08 2012
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pelchhy who the hell takes a picture of a washroom?!?!? lol!
Jan 08 2012
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nosferatu the small building (closer to the baseball diamond) was turned in to a community center. There are no plans yet for the rest of it.
Mar 27 2010
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Unknown User Some of Toronto's best graffiti can be found inside.
Nov 25 2009
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Unknown User Where exactly is this?
Oct 26 2009