Apr 4, 2011

Abandoned Victory Soya Mills Silos in Toronto

Abandoned Victory Soya Mills Silos in TorontoWhile looking for the remnants of Toronto's industrial age, when the waterfront was a source of wealth and jobs and a means of transportation I came across this view of the old Victory Soya Mills Silos. This shot was taken from the lift bridge over the Keating Channel, itself a remnant of a bygone maritime industry. Plans for the building are all sad statements themselves. More condos. Another display in the "closed all the factories and put them in a factory museum". Toronto's trendy blogs say that marine and rail transport and industrial jobs are dead. But look at Bunge's huge canola processing plant on the waterfront in Hamilton with several hundred jobs.

Taken with a Canon SX120is on a cloudy, rainy evening. I will go back with a better camera and a better lens.