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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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Toronto, urban playground! Here be found decay!

With progress comes those that get left behind. It has always amazed me at some of the places that get abandoned and instead of being demolished they sit there, slowly dying to the elements. In this I find beauty. This thread is all about the abandoned places in Toronto and abroad that I have had the pleasure of visiting. C&C always appreciated and welcome.

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Old November 10th, 2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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2nd shot in particular is really good
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Old November 10th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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Thanks Pad. Here's a couple from one of my fave locations, this one is not located in Toronto but up north a bit.

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Old November 11th, 2011, 05:27 PM   #4
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Some more wonderful decay...enjoy This spot is located in Leaside and was once the Leaside Rail shops, now it is being converted to other uses.

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Eye on you by ZensLens, on Flickr

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Do not remove this sticker!!!!!! by ZensLens, on Flickr

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Old November 11th, 2011, 06:26 PM   #5
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Interesting and very nice shots from Toronto, Zen
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Old November 11th, 2011, 09:06 PM   #6
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Thanks C-G! I love the forgotten pieces of our city. I have a ton of shots to post up so stay tuned
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Old November 11th, 2011, 09:37 PM   #7
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Solid compositions and great photos of Toronto. Like the focus on urbex. I'll add you on Flickr
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Old November 11th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #8
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Love these off the beaten track shots!
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Old November 11th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #9
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Fantastic shots.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:21 PM   #10
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Thanks so much guys Here's another update! This place was once a pretty big greenhouse that grew Roses amongst other plants and flowers. In the warmer months the Roses still grow.

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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:37 PM   #11
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And from a local church that will soon be a condo.

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PLayed its last tune hpc_music by ZensLens, on Flickr

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Saw 7 story boards! by ZensLens, on Flickr

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Old November 12th, 2011, 03:53 AM   #12
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Fantastic shots!!!! Congratulations!!! Waiting for more...
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Old November 13th, 2011, 09:09 PM   #13
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Some more from my fave location in Toronto

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and some clown vomit (hdr)
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Old November 13th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #14
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The empty old Hearn Generating Station is an awesome structure, and I hope they find some meaningful use for it. I'm hoping it will become a film studio, personally. It is definitely smack dab in the right spot for that.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #15
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I have spent far too much time in Hearn ! I'd personally love to see it turned in to an artists studios/mixed use building. I would even get a studio!!
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Old November 14th, 2011, 02:12 AM   #16
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Here's some from another of my fave locations, this one is up north near Gravenhurst, a former sanitarium! Always a great spot for shots and to explore, especially in the fall with the colours.

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Old November 14th, 2011, 05:30 AM   #17
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The Princes gates, Toronto!

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The history of the gates! by ZensLens, on Flickr

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Old November 14th, 2011, 05:53 AM   #18
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Now I am just wildly jealous!! How the heck you get into, or onto these places just boggles my noggin!!!!
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Old November 14th, 2011, 12:53 PM   #19
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Awesome thread!
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Old November 14th, 2011, 04:42 PM   #20
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From an old transfer station that has been sitting for quite some time now. In a wonderful area of Toronto where it smells of meat processing and packing plants.

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