Image: CMP (Canada Malting Plant) | Saint-Henri (le Sud-Ouest), Montreal | Photo 2013 |
About the Image: The Canada Malting Plant is protected under the Lachine Canal National Historic Sites – with its ancient clay silos being one its kind remaining. So instead of restoring the plant as a social and cultural icon, it has been left to deteriorate and is now scheduled for demolition to make way for 700 new condos.
AR Intervention Geo Co-ordinates of Image: latitude: 45.468900 | longitude: -73.588870
Recent Development: According to the Montreal Gazette “The Sud-Ouest borough is working on guidelines for a possible eventual residential redevelopment of the sprawling Canada Malting complex at St. Ambroise and St. Rémi St.”
About the Location: Built in the early twentieth century, the former Canada Malting plant has a dozen gigantic silos, 37 meters high. The oldest has been built in 1905. Hundreds of employees were working there after the Second World War, until the closure of the factory at the turn of the 80s. The building, despite its poor condition is unique. With its ceramic silos, it is one of the last two copies in North America.
According to the owner, Steven Quon, it would cost between $ 2 and $ 3 million to destroy the building. Nevertheless, rumors, confirmed by the owner and the city suggests that the building could be sold by the end of 2012. (excerpt from urbexplayground).