Wellington Street Destructor

I just found out the Wellington Street Destructor has been cleaned out! It was bound to happen after the neighbouring slaughter house closed. The city is now looking to secure and mothball the site.

Here are some of my photos from several visits over the years when the building was full of “the caretaker’s” collection of stuff.

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And this is how I imagined the Wellington Destructor with a glass ceiling including the view of the city from the roof.glass-ceiling-stans-and-hogtown
And if you want to see it all cleaned up, Toronto City Councillor Mike Layton photographed the empty site last week.

abandoned farm

I was visiting my in-laws in Culross Ontario a few weeks ago and they told me about this abandoned farm a mile up the road from their new house (a renovated school house from the late 1800’s, complete with the original bell!). I had an hour just before the magic hour to walk the perimeter. I am definitely going to bring some colour film when I go back and a space suit for the mosquitoes!

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All photos shot with a Rolleiflex E2, on Ilford HP5 400 and developed with Pyrocat HD.

the uniform of bacon manufacture

I have always wanted to photograph the inside of this abattoir and I finally had a brief chance this past weekend. Hopefully there’s something special on the single roll of 120 I shot. Stay tuned….

In the interim here are a few shots from the Fujifilm X30.

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