Not in Ontario, but, if you take a trip into Quebec it will be nice to have a list of places to see. There must be a great list of places in Quebec City too. Of course, there is the possibility that some of them will be gone before you get there. I found the Restaurant Chez Clo (#10 on the list) is already gone when I looked at the Google Street View link. You can still see it from overhead on Google Earth. But it magically disappears when you go in for a close up to Street View.
With all of the new construction going up around Montreal, it’s easy to forget about the city’s rich history. But Montreal has a long legacy of fascinating buildings that have been abandoned for various reasons. Here are ten of the coolest ones to check out.
1. Silo No. 5 - Pointe-du-Moulin
2. Brock Street Tunnel - Rue St-Antoine and Rue Beaudry
3. CN Wellington Control Building - Near Rue Smith and Rue Murray
4. Omnipac - 6240 Avenue du Parc
5. Blue Bonnets Raceway - 7440 Boulevard Decarie
6. Jenkins Brothers Steel Co. - Between Avenue Georges V and Ave 1re
7. CN Fruit Warehouse - 500 Rue Bridge
8. Dow Brewery - 990 Rue Notre Dame Ouest
9. The Negro Community Centre/Charles H. Este Cultural Centre - 2035 Rue Coursol
10. Restaurant Chez Clo - 3199 Rue Ontario Est
I took a look at that church/ community centre. Google's images are from 2012, the post from the MTL Blog was from 2014 so no telling what shape that's in now, if it's still there. I noticed something interesting on top of the roof. I thought they were butterflies, but possibly not.
Save Ontario Shipwrecks is a Provincial Heritage Organization in Ontario dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of an appreciation of Ontario's marine heritage. Incorporated in 1981, SOS is a public charitable organization of dedicated volunteers from across the Province. Operating mainly through a group of Local Chapter Committees supported by a Provincial Board of Directors and Provincial Executive, our volunteers have undertaken many worthwhile projects and activities.
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Here's something you probably haven't thought to look for, calligraphy or hand made lettering. Not just for the written page but chiseled into stone or carved into wood or painted onto walls. Where else? Visit the blog and see what you may have been missing. (It's typography when it's machine made lettering, calligraphy when it's created by hand).
Source: Calligraphy as Seen From my Bicycle - Calligraphy in old churches and other places as seen during cycling tours around Europe. By Wlodek Fenrych.
- Written by Laura Brown
- Category: Backyard Exploring
via - Quora.
How would you answer the question, for yourself or for others? It’s not so easy to pinpoint why I like abandoned places. I think this is the best I have done at trying to come up with a concrete answer that makes sense and isn’t too much on the flowery side.
Something between proving we have a history, the endurance of what we have created and the mystery and sadness of what has been left behind.
(Reposted from the screen capture because sometimes software mangles image files).
- Written by Laura Brown
- Category: Urban Exploration