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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Zen Buddhist Temple
Zen Buddhist Temple
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created by BaRTiMuS on 9/4/2012 3:33 AM
last modified by inventor77 on 12/20/2012 3:19 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Three story former temple. Basement with hardwood flooring that curls in spots, and a stage. Plenty of evidence of squatters and animals.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
297 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
Owner: Tribute Communities
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • Squatters
  •  Interesting Features
    Basement gym with psychedelic christmas light display.
    An anarchist lounge.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1988
    Closed: 2011
     Required Equipment
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    It was a Zen Buddhist temple. Many a sentient being would realize the wholeness of the universe there. After it was abandoned, taggers moved in to tag, and anarchists moved in to squat.
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     Future Plans
    Recently sold to developer, Tribute Communities. Plans for 15-storey tower with 234 residential suites.

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    Zen...and the art of infiltration
    Thu, Sep 6th, 2012
    posted by EVmAN
    15 pictures
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    Thu, Dec 20th, 2012
    posted by inventor77
    1 pictures

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    Category Rating
    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 6 / 10
    Content Quality 4 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 1/20/2013 8:22 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 20 13 at 20:22, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Dec 20 12 at 15:20, inventor77 added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Dec 20 12 at 15:19, inventor77 created a new gallery
  • on Dec 20 12 at 15:19, inventor77 changed the following: Status
  • on Nov 23 12 at 15:56, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Oct 15 12 at 16:21, EVmAN changed the following: Status
  • on Sep 12 12 at 12:56, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Sep 6 12 at 4:17, EVmAN changed the following: History, Status, Hazards, Interesting Features, Required Equipment, Description
  • on Sep 6 12 at 4:11, EVmAN added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Sep 6 12 at 4:09, EVmAN added some pictures to a gallery
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