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Days Gone By – 2018

Days Gone By – 2018

Tenants were moved out of this public housing complex slowly over a period of time, most people left and took most if not all of their belongings.  Others weren’t so lucky, there were a few units that looked more like time capsules, as those tenants were unwilling or unable to move out when given their notice.  I was amazed in general at the amount of ‘stuff’ that was left behind but it definitely made for a more entertaining explore this way.  This is an exterior view taken at dusk of a few of the units in this literal ghost town of a complex.

Former public housing complex that was located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Days Gone By – 2018

Days Gone By – 2018

Tenants were moved out of this public housing complex slowly over a period of time, most people left and took most if not all of their belongings.  Others weren’t so lucky, there were a few units that looked more like time capsules, as those tenants were unwilling or unable to move out when given their notice.  I was amazed in general at the amount of ‘stuff’ that was left behind but it definitely made for a more entertaining explore this way.  This is an exterior view taken at dusk of a few of the units in this literal ghost town of a complex.

Former public housing complex that was located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

abandonedjapan: SkyCycle wound through the for…

abandonedjapan:

SkyCycle wound through the forest canopy providing a bird’s eye view of this discarded sports adventure park before circling back to the Goal sign(bottom pic).  Photographed under a near full moon.

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abandonedjapan: Forgotten helicopter ride in t…

abandonedjapan:

Forgotten helicopter ride in the forest patiently waits for the next ride.

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abandonedjapan:

The 2:30am pool party at the long forgotten sports park deep in the forests of West Japan.

destroyed-and-abandoned: Abandoned theme park…

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Abandoned theme park in Japan at midnight.

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Credits to /u/starkmark for taking the picture.

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This Is Not the Place – 2018

This Is Not the Place – 2018

The City of Toronto is going through a massive transformation, actually this is happening throughout all of Southern Ontario.  It’s an area owned by developers where anything and everything is being torn down and replaced with something new.  Plazas, malls and other small retail spaces are closing and being transformed into multiple story condominiums.  Detached homes are being bought by individuals with deep pockets and sometimes developers to be replaced with McMansions.  Schools and prisons are closing at a rapid pace to be replaced with what are called superschools and superjails, which are basically the same thing just on a larger scale.  Even our hospitals are closing down and being replaced with more modern facilities.  Will these new buildings stand the test of time and last as long as the ones they replaced, were built to last? Only time will tell.

While I hate to see so many well built and architecturally interesting buildings lost forever, I also realize that this building boom is not showing any signs of slowing down and will continue to happen for years to come.  But the irony of the whole situation is not lost on me.  In times where media is bombarded by the threat of global climate change and the relentless and expensive push towards green everything, I find it amusing that when it comes to buildings, no one cares about being “green”.  Think about all of the waste materials and pollution created from the demolition of existing buildings (which are still perfectly serviceable), they are then rebuilt with materials that yet again creates an extensive amount of waste and emissions when they are being manufactured, yet nobody is talking about this.

Over this past year I have been fortunate enough to have visited a very large variety of disused buildings, including several firsts, in fact this has probably been my most productive year of exploring to date!

This building used to be a plaza with office space and contained many different businesses including, a Tim Hortons, a dentists office, a gym, a Rogers store, a law office, as well as many other businesses.  It is in the process of being torn down to make way for more high density housing.

Self Portrait, North York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Peekaboo – 2018

Peekaboo – 2018

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When the Levee Breaks – 2018

When the Levee Breaks – 2018

On February 21, 2018, a massive ice jam formed along the Grand River, due to the severity of the flooding caused by the ice blocking the river’s flow the City of Brantford declared a state of emergency.  There were over 2200 homes affected, some of which ended up with flooded basements and others where the main floor was flooded.  The dyke in this photo was the main cause of the worst of the flooding that temporarily crippled the city.  Apparently, the rock pile you see in this photo is not normally there, it is just an open channel most of the time because according to one news report, the dyke is unfinished.  The City of Brantford during possible flood warnings would normally dam the channel using a barricade of wood planks but this time it did not happen.  The city apparently refused to take the blame for this mistake and said that they did not receive enough advanced warning of the coming weather conditions.

Brantford, Ontario, Canada.