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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Toronto > CBC Transmitter - 345 Jarvis Street
CBC Transmitter - 345 Jarvis Street
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created by Chronic on 4/22/2004 6:23 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 5/9/2021 6:25 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Four legged self support steel tower.
 Basic Information
Type: Demolished Self Support Communication Tower
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Not Accessible - Site Redeveloped
Recommendation: Should have been there.
 Physical Information
345 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ontario
Owner: National Ballet of Canada/Context Development Inc.
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  •  Hazards
  • at the time, CBC exec's nearby & demolition debris underfoot
  •  Interesting Features
    I was in TO on the Monday following the final toppling of the tower on Saturday August 24, 2002. I decided to visit the site, and see how far a little social engineering would get me. I pulled into the parking lot (workboots on already) , put on my hardhat, and marched right over to where Mr. Foreman was standing by the excavator with the hydraulic pinchers. I gave him my card, talked a little tower "shop talk" and then asked if I could roam & take some pix. "No problem, just stay clear of the excavator swing radius". And away I went.

    After snapping a disk worth of pix, I asked the foreman about all the scrap & he explained that all the copper in the Tx lines and hard waveguide were going to be scrapped for value and all the rest of the structure was going to be given to CBC employees or auctioned off. He told me to grab a chunk if i wanted, so I did. I thanked him and made my way off site, back to my truck in the parking lot. As I went through the gates, 3 CBC white hats passed me and my steel memento and questioned if I was with Murray, and stated that all the members of the fallen structure were spoken for. I kept walking and yelled over my shoulder, "independent consultant, your foreman gave me this....I'm late for a meeting (walking faster to my truck) I gotta go, bye", and threw the orange hunk of angle in the bed of the pickup & pulled out onto Jarvis. I was sweating as I can remember, maybe because it was sweltering that day, or because I had eluded and escaped CBC brass. That's one for the books!
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • All Visitors Report to Site Foreman. So I did!
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1952
    Closed: 2002
     Required Equipment
  • Workboots for obvious reasons, and hard hat for the "I belong here" look!
  •  Recommended Equipment
    See Above
    Erected for the CBC in 1952 by the Dominion Bridge Company, I have personal family ties to the structure. My great uncle Claude was a steel rigger with Dominion, and was on the crew that erected the "Eiffel on Jarvis".

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     Future Plans
    Presently the new home of The National Ballet School, and a condo/townhouse complex aptly named "Radio City".

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    Chronics Visit - Aug. 26, 2002
    Thu, Apr 22nd, 2004
    posted by Chronic
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 5/9/2021 6:26 PM.

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  • on May 9 21 at 18:26, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 9 21 at 18:25, Emperor Wang changed the following: History, Interesting Features, Future Plans, Description
  • on Apr 1 06 at 4:44, Agent Skelly validated this location
  • on Apr 6 05 at 14:34, Avatar-X changed the main information
  • on Apr 24 04 at 19:01, Chronic updated a gallery picture
  • on Apr 24 04 at 18:59, Chronic changed the main information
  • on Apr 22 04 at 20:49, Chronic updated a gallery picture
  • on Apr 22 04 at 20:49, Chronic updated a gallery picture
  • on Apr 22 04 at 20:49, Chronic updated a gallery picture
  • on Apr 22 04 at 20:49, Chronic updated a gallery picture
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