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The Newer Don Jail

Toronto, Ontario

Location Owner Miche
Creation Date Mar 08 2014
Status Demolished
Category Correctional
Location Toronto, Ontario
Site number #10133

Every time I drive along the DVP, I keep noticing a building that's in the midst of being demolished. I figured it was the hospital, but to my surprise, it's the newer part of The Don Jail! How did I not know about this? Super excited to have gotten a look around inside before it's gone. The newer part of the Don Jail was built in 1958 and was emptied as of December 31st, 2013. It remained open until the new facility on the former Mimico Correctional Centre was completed (the Toronto South Detention Centre). Bridgepoint Active Health bought the older part of the Don Jail in 2013 and turned it into an administration building for the new hospital mainly because of its beautiful architecture. The newer part of the prison hasn't had the same luck. It's being torn down. I spoke to a hospital employee in the parking lot (who actually asked me for my number lol) and he said the plan is to turn the space into green space for the hospital. We chatted for a while, but in my mind I was hoping he'd leave, so I could do my thing! 30 minutes felt like an eternity!!!! But I got er' done!

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avatar of Motleykiwi
Motleykiwi Drove by this last weekend, the New Don Jail is completely gone now.
May 15 2014
avatar of Miche
Miche Hey all...there's a community meeting/seminar all about the history of the Don Jail coming up Tuesday March 25th. If any one is interested in going, PM me. I'll be there...they have free refreshments, lol!
Mar 21 2014
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Miche Thanks guys! Sharing is caring! :D
Mar 10 2014
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DARKMAN yes thanks for reporting this one...:)
Mar 10 2014
avatar of timekeeper
timekeeper Great work on cracking this one Miche!!
Mar 10 2014
avatar of Miche
Miche Awesome pics Darko! Looks like you made it through the whole building. I was a little nervous being in there all by myself, but I think I'm gonna go for a return visit with a partner in crime!
Mar 10 2014
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Miche HA!
Mar 09 2014
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bigpaulsmall DARK Humor.
Mar 09 2014
avatar of DARKMAN
DARKMAN I got lost in here once, took me 3 days to get out. :S
Mar 08 2014
avatar of ground state
ground state What a great surprise, Miche! This is what it is all about - you just never know what you are going to find.
Mar 08 2014
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Miche Thanks! More pictures to come tomr. Off to a show now! Cheers!
Mar 08 2014
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Motleykiwi Nicely done!! I had no clue it was coming down.
Mar 08 2014