Tower Automotive

Tower Automotive, 158 Sterling Rd. Toronto

Tower Automotive is broken

Tower Automotive is broken

It was the most beautiful spring-like weekend so far this year, so I went out for a walk around the neighbourhood yesterday.

This photo was taken while looking in to the Tower Automotive building on Sterling Rd.

Tower Automotive - Looking down the elevator shaft

Looking down the elevator shaft at the vacant Tower Automotive building on Sterling Rd.

Tower Automotive: Filth Trees

Tower Automotive: Filth TreesTower Automotive: Filth Trees

The "view" through a window at Tower Automotive on Sterling Rd. The window was covered in so much grime that "filth trees" started growing up from the bottom.

On a completely unrelated note: One of my favourite photography websites is, "a vintage photography blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s." This week they featured a wonderful street scene pic from New York City, 1905. There's so much going on this this photo: Dead horse laying in the brick street, filthy barefoot kids paying in the gutter water, the poses and expressions on the faces of the kids, etc. Fantastic. Make sure you look at the high-def version.

Tower Automotive - What's behind the curtains?

Tower Automotive - CurtainsTower Automotive - Curtains

Another photo from inside the Tower Automotive building at 158 Sterling Rd. Most floors had the same basic structure (tall ceilings, large tapered columns, etc.), but they all had unique colours and other furnishings.

Exploring Tower Automotive

Tower Automotive - Ground FloorTower Automotive - Ground Floor

Taking a short break from posting photos of our vacation in Europe. Here's a more recent one from the vacant Northern Aluminum Company / Algoods / Tower Automotive building on Sterling Rd. in Toronto. It's an absolutely beautiful old industrial building dating back to about 1914, which due to its height is a very prominent feature in our neighbourhood. The owners let a group of us in to explore and take photos on December 7 2009, and I'm hoping to go back again soon.

Although it's currently vacant, a developer has purchased the property and is actively working on cleaning up the soil and has some major development plans for the whole area. Glad to see this building will be preserved and re-used.

I will post more photos of this building soon.

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