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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Houghton Canada Inc.
Houghton Canada Inc.
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created by twinpowered on 12/1/2010 1:22 AM
last modified by Hi/Po on 12/7/2014 9:14 PM
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Industrial manufacturing plant with a big warehouse, lots of tanks, kiln, and small office area.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
100 Symes Rd.
Toronto, Ontario
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • air quality
  • industrial chemicals
  •  Interesting Features
    Big place, lots of big tanks. Hardwood flooring upstairs. Lots of old and new since there have been five major expansions since the forties.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • motion sensors (probably deactivated)
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1947
    Closed: 0
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    "Houghton Canada Inc. first began in 1921, as British American Fuels & Metals Ltd. in Toronto. The purpose of the company, as stated in its incorporation papers, was to " produce, procure, sell, manufacture, and manage coal, coke, peat, wood, mines, mining, and tramways. Changing its name to Production Materials Ltd. in 1924, the company continued to grow and expand, and in 1947, relocated to its present three-acre site on Symes Rd. in Toronto. Becoming E. F. Houghton & Company of Canada Ltd., the facility has undergone five major expansions and modernization to meet the ever-increasing demand for its products and services. In 1993, it adopted its current name, Houghton Canada Inc., in Keeping with its parent company's change from E.F. Houghton & Co., to better reflect its worldwide scope."

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     Future Plans
    The equipment and tanks are being taken out and sold.

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    First Visits
    Wed, Dec 1st, 2010
    posted by twinpowered
    6 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 12/7/2014 10:10 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 7 14 at 22:10, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Dec 7 14 at 21:14, Hi/Po changed the following: Status
  • on Jun 19 14 at 8:13, Steed validated this location
  • on May 1 13 at 21:08, twinpowered made this location public
  • on Dec 1 10 at 8:24, Steed validated this location
  • on Dec 1 10 at 1:54, twinpowered made this location available
  • on Dec 1 10 at 1:53, twinpowered updated the main picture
  • on Dec 1 10 at 1:51, twinpowered updated gallery First Visits
  • on Dec 1 10 at 1:50, twinpowered updated gallery First Visits
  • on Dec 1 10 at 1:49, twinpowered added some pictures to a gallery
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