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UER Forum > Canada: Ontario > Toronto Star Print House & Central Offices (Viewed 1206 times)
fluffy_bunnies 


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Toronto Star Print House & Central Offices
< on 10/18/2017 8:23 PM >
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It's been a while and I'm unsure if Fleeting posted the pictures from our explore of this wonderfully gigantic place, but I want to post my pictures (read: finally do something with them and put them into my storage drive!)

The site has been closed up since early 2016, when Torstar Corporation, owners of the Star, finalized plans to switch their printing to a contract deal with Transcontinental Printing. The plant first opened in 1992, and employed around three-hundred people at the time it shut down.

To begin with, the security booth at the entrance had a comically huge camera, but the site's under massive renovations, and we were unsure if the power had been kept on. After a minute of consideration, we decided to crawl underneath the front gate, since the camera was an older one which monitored the site when it was still active. (as opposed to a newer monitoring camera which would most likely be live-feed into a security office.)

The entry we used was a little hasty, as I didn't feel like scouting out all the entrances of the huge facility and just wanted to get out of any lines of sight.

This is it: (credit goes to Fleeting for the picture)


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~Thirty feet of climbing atop a wall adorned with rebar sticking straight out of the top, fifteen to twenty foot drop on either side, both into some nice looking mud puddles. Excellent.

You should have seen our faces when we found open doors and holes in the wall on the ground floor.

Well, if anything, we took the scenic route.

Anyway, onwards.

Amazingly long corridors and open warehouse space, now occupied partly by construction equipment and contractor's leavings.

Locker rooms, mechanical, miscellaneous storage of some equipment from the printing in the downstairs, I believe, along with some offices and various areas... the main floor offices to the right of the front entrance have been repurposed as the site office.

I really can't say all that much about this place aside from "geezy Pete's, that's a big 'splore!", so... yup! My feet were quite sore after all that walking.

Go and discover this thing for yourselves, it's really interesting!

Ultra special thanks to Fleeting for taking me along!

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Fleeting 


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Re: Toronto Star Print House & Central Offices
< Reply # 1 on 10/19/2017 10:02 PM >
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You forgot to mention Randy!



Anyway, I did upload some photos of this place in anticipation of making a thread about it, but you beat me to it.


Cylinder
by FleetsUrbEx, on Flickr


DSCN2567
by FleetsUrbEx, on Flickr


DSCN2556
by FleetsUrbEx, on Flickr


Port D Geese
by FleetsUrbEx, on Flickr


DSCN2535
by FleetsUrbEx, on Flickr


DSCN2464
by FleetsUrbEx, on Flickr

These super ghetto charging stations were everywhere

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by FleetsUrbEx, on Flickr





One day I got a good camera.
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Re: Toronto Star Print House & Central Offices
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Nice ! Micro & I stopped by here to scout in the winter, but backed-off for one reason or another. Cool use of panos to capture the breadth of the place...

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fluffy_bunnies 


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Re: Toronto Star Print House & Central Offices
< Reply # 3 on 10/23/2017 8:28 PM >
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You forgot to mention Randy!


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RANDY!

"I know it ain't no Blue Mountain, but my 1976 Dodge Ram 1500 has an inflatable mattress, and, I mean, I'm a pretty pillowy guy, I make an impeccable cuddle buddy..."

And, sorry for stealing your potential post, Fleeting!

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Nice ! Micro & I stopped by here to scout in the winter, but backed-off for one reason or another. Cool use of panos to capture the breadth of the place...

J->


Thanks, Jono! Given that my only camera is attached to my phone, I do the best I can! Haha, the place really is so large that panoramas are more or less the only way to do it justice. So many large chambers...



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