Urban decay at its finest. Right in the heart of the Old Port in Old Montreal lies this fantastic and gigantic abandoned building. Called Grain Elevator no. 5, and originally built in the late 1800's, this industrial monument was the epicentre to the grain trade in and out of Montreal for decades. So large was this import and export of grain that Montreal became one of the most important grain ports in the world.
Now this building lies empty and dormant. A derelict industrial monument to the city of Montreal's past.
Inspired by Edward Burtinsky, one of my photographic heroes.
"The R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is both a crucial piece of infrastructure and an architecturally acclaimed historic building named after the longtime commissioner of Toronto's public works R.C. Harris. It is located in the east of the city at the eastern end of Queen Street and at the foot of Victoria Park Avenue along the shore of Lake Ontario in the Beaches neighbourhood."
First they built the road and then they built the town
A skateboarder glides across the bike path along the beautiful Montreal waterfront in Old Montreal. Behind him is an old giant flour silo used decades ago to import, export and store grain to and from Montreal.
Looking down on the Loblaws' Empress Walk location. At the centre of this mall lies a grocery store with it's produce section exposed for everyone to stare down into. Lots of interesting lines, spirals and patterns here.
Skateboarders rally at City Hall in downtown Toronto. With a large ramp that runs close to the front building, many took the opportunity to have a run down it. Sufficive to say, many didn't make it down that smoothly.