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Dominion Wheel and Foundries Company Buildings

LAST UPDATE: November 2 2021

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Dominion Wheel and Foundries Company in 2005. (Photo by Bob Krawczyk.)

Dominion Wheel and Foundries Company in 2005. (Photo by Bob Krawczyk.)

BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
Dominion Wheel and Foundries Company Buildings
153-185 Eastern Avenue
Waterfront Communities-The Island, Toronto

First Owner:
Canadian Northern Railway

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Notes:

These buildings were constructed by Canadian Northern Railway between 1912 and 1953 and originally occupied by Dominion Wheel and Foundries, who manufacture railway components.

In January 2021, an Ontario judge temporarily halted the demolition of all surviving buildings at 153-185 Eastern Avenue ahead of a provincial court hearing that will decide their fate.

Status:
Completed

Year Completed:
1912-1953

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Companies:
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BUILDING DATA
Type:
Industrial

Current use:
Vacant

Former use:
Foundry

Heritage:
Listed

Sources:

Sources

  1. The history of the Dominion Foundry buildings in Toronto
    Author - Karen Longwell, BlogTO
    Date - January 2021
    More information

  2. Heritage Impact Assessment: 153-185 Eastern Avenue
    Author - Stevens Burgess Architects Limited
    Date - June 24, 2021
    More information

  3. Heritage Listing of 153 Eastern Avenue (all details true of 169, 171, and 185 too)
    Author - City of Toronto Heritage Register
    Date - October 1, 2004
    Notes - All details true of 169, 171, and 185 Eastern Avenue too.
    Document - Heritage Listing of 153 Eastern Avenue (all details true of 169, 171, and 185 too)

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