Post Mortem – 2017

Post Mortem – 2017

This was great hospital to explore during a very short window of opportunity a couple of years ago.  It was a massive building with a number of additions over the years and a maze-like layout, that took me a couple of visits to fully understand.  It had been closed for a few years, there was a nice level of natural decay that had set in and it was virtually untouched by vandals.  That window of opportunity was short lived, I managed to visit this location two or three times before it was completely destroyed, not more than a few months later.  Here is a photo of the morgue that was located in the basement of this demolished hospital.

St. Catharines General Hospital, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.


Post Mortem – 2017

Post Mortem – 2017

This was great hospital to explore during a very short window of opportunity a couple of years ago.  It was a massive building with a number of additions over the years and a maze-like layout, that took me a couple of visits to fully understand.  It had been closed for a few years, there was a nice level of natural decay that had set in and it was virtually untouched by vandals.  That window of opportunity was short lived, I managed to visit this location two or three times before it was completely destroyed, not more than a few months later.  Here is a photo of the morgue that was located in the basement of this demolished hospital.

St. Catharines General Hospital, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.


Sinking Feeling – 2019

Sinking Feeling – 2019

To get this shot I had to stand in the entrance way just inside the back door, that part of the floor was giving out too but thankfully it was enough to still hold my weight.  The basement had at least a couple feet of what I would imagine to be some pretty nasty water and it’s just a matter of time before this entire kitchen collapses into the basement.

Abandoned Home in Ontario, Canada.


Sinking Feeling – 2019

Sinking Feeling – 2019

To get this shot I had to stand in the entrance way just inside the back door, that part of the floor was giving out too but thankfully it was enough to still hold my weight.  The basement had at least a couple feet of what I would imagine to be some pretty nasty water and it’s just a matter of time before this entire kitchen collapses into the basement.

Abandoned Home in Ontario, Canada.


Green power by Marco Orazi Via Flickr: Dus…

Green power

Green power by Marco Orazi

Via Flickr:

Dust and Silence | Facebook | Tumblr | 500px


Green power by Marco Orazi Via Flickr: Dus…

Green power

Green power by Marco Orazi

Via Flickr:

Dust and Silence | Facebook | Tumblr | 500px


Yellow Concrete Eater – 2019

Yellow Concrete Eater – 2019

So, the new federal carbon tax was implemented today, I was hoping it was going to be an April Fool’s joke but apparently not.  Right now it seems to have raised gas prices by about 5 cents per litre in Ontario and we can expect that expense to more than double in a few years over the life of its implementation.  We will see how the tax affects the costs to heat our homes and how over the long term it also increases the already rapidly rising costs of everyday goods such as groceries and clothing.  One thing is for sure, everyone is definitely going to less spending power with these new taxes, the coming October federal election cannot come soon enough.

So apparently the manufacturing of cement accounts for 8% of the world’s CO2 emissions, 900 kg of CO2 are emitted for the fabrication of every ton of cement, yet this a topic that never seems to come up when talking about climate change.  There is also the issue of concrete demolition which releases harmful dusts into the air, not to mention that some concrete was also created with asbestos embedded into the mixture.  Everyone is so environmentally conscious but when it comes to ripping down buildings they don’t even think twice.

So my question is, why does this 11 storey office tower need to torn down in the first place, could it not be repurposed into the new development?

As I was setting up my camera to take this photo a guy walked passed me, he didn’t see me so I watched him to see what he was doing.  He went inside the shell of the building and a few minutes later I could hear the sound of a grinder, he was one of the many copper thieves I have encountered while visiting these places.  He was not at all aware of my presence even when standing only feet away from him, he was working just behind the pile of rubble that I was standing on while taking this photo.

Standing in front of an 11 storey office tower being torn down in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Yellow Concrete Eater – 2019

Yellow Concrete Eater – 2019

So, the new federal carbon tax was implemented today, I was hoping it was going to be an April Fool’s joke but apparently not.  Right now it seems to have raised gas prices by about 5 cents per litre in Ontario and we can expect that expense to more than double in a few years over the life of its implementation.  We will see how the tax affects the costs to heat our homes and how over the long term it also increases the already rapidly rising costs of everyday goods such as groceries and clothing.  One thing is for sure, everyone is definitely going to less spending power with these new taxes, the coming October federal election cannot come soon enough.

So apparently the manufacturing of cement accounts for 8% of the world’s CO2 emissions, 900 kg of CO2 are emitted for the fabrication of every ton of cement, yet this a topic that never seems to come up when talking about climate change.  There is also the issue of concrete demolition which releases harmful dusts into the air, not to mention that some concrete was also created with asbestos embedded into the mixture.  Everyone is so environmentally conscious but when it comes to ripping down buildings they don’t even think twice.

So my question is, why does this 11 storey office tower need to torn down in the first place, could it not be repurposed into the new development?

As I was setting up my camera to take this photo a guy walked passed me, he didn’t see me so I watched him to see what he was doing.  He went inside the shell of the building and a few minutes later I could hear the sound of a grinder, he was one of the many copper thieves I have encountered while visiting these places.  He was not at all aware of my presence even when standing only feet away from him, he was working just behind the pile of rubble that I was standing on while taking this photo.

Standing in front of an 11 storey office tower being torn down in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Get to the Gone – 2019

Get to the Gone – 2019

Again, I am included in this image for scale, from the Toronto parking garage undergoing demolition in Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario.


Get to the Gone – 2019

Get to the Gone – 2019

Again, I am included in this image for scale, from the Toronto parking garage undergoing demolition in Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario.


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