INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE ONTARIO

 

Industrial Heritage Links in Ontario

   
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 GOODERHWOORTS1National Historic Site
THE GOODERHAM & WORTS DISTILLERY
THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT Toronto.
The Distillery District is a National Historic Site.
Once The Gooderham and Worts Distillery, the site represents the
largest and best preserved collection of Victorian Industrial Architecture
in North America. The distillery played an important role in the growth and
wealth of both the city and nation.
Construction of the distillery commenced in 1831.
The Distillery District, a complex of 13 acres composed of 44 buildings,
is now a premier residential, shopping, restaurant and tourist destination.


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300px Canada Malting SilosVisit the Silos
CANADA MALTING COMPANY SILOS 
Waterfront, Toronto
In 1928, the opening of the Canada Malting Company (CMC) marked the arrival of the first grain shipments to the harbour in nearly 20 years. The CMC is considered an important example of the Modernist maxim "form follows function"; this design actually influenced the thinking of European Modernist architects. It was also considered a milestone in the history of Canadian civil engineering technology. Abandoned
 
evergreenlogo Vist the Brickworks
DON VALLEY BRICKWORKS
550 Bayview Ave. Toronto
The Don Valley Brick Works produced bricks and clay products for over one hundred years. Bricks fired in the Valley were shipped across Canada and used in the construction of many important public buildings in Toronto. Now, the former quarry lands are a natural oasis located in the midst of Toronto. Evergreen, a Toronto-based national charity, is redeveloping the buildings into a community environmental centre built on the themes of nature, culture and community.
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town of cobalt headersmlVisit Historic Cobalt

COBALT, Ontario - Founded 1906.
In 2001 Cobalt was named "Ontario's Most Historic Town" and in 2002 the
area was designated a National Historic Site The silver mines of Cobalt,
and the prospectors and miners that discovered them and worked the
mines, have left an indelible mark on Canadian history, and the town is
known as the birthplace of hard rock mining in Canada.
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Hamilton Tech Steam MuseumVisit the Museum
HAMILTON MUSEUM OF STEAM & TECHNOLOGY
Hamilton
This National Historic Site houses the two steam engines which pumped
the first clean water to the city over 140 years ago. The site at the Museum of Steam and Technology. The only surviving facility of its time in North America, reflecting the beginning of Canada's industrial revolution, the museum is a Civil and Power Engineering Landmark.
Virtual Walk through
 
 
ELECTRIC POWER GENERATING STATIONS
CANADIAN NIAGARA POWER GENERATING STATION 
 

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WILLIAM BIRCH RANKINE GENERATING STATION
Niagara Falls

The Rankine station built in 1905, was one of the few 25Hz powerhouses
surviving in the world actively operating supplying industries in Niagara,
on both sides of the border, with 25Hz power until 2006.
The plant produced 100,000 hp (about 76MW) via it's eleven generators.
The design of the plant provides insight into what could be accomplished
with good engineering and relatively simple control systems.
Although no longer operating the equipment is still in place.

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 DECEW FALLS POWER GENERATING STATION

Decew Falls, Ontario
In 1886, the transmission of electricity over long distances
for commercial purposes was still in much of an experimental stage.
In, 1896 the Cataract Power Company of Hamilton Ltd. was formed for
the purposes of developing power and transmitting it 56 km (35 miles)
to the city of Hamilton. The station was designed and built in 1897 and originally generated power at 66 2/3 Hz prior to any standardization
of frequency. Operational.

 
     
     
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