Toronto Power Station | Niagara Falls | Canada

Toronto Power Station – – 7230 Niagara Parkway, Allanburg (Niagara Falls), Ontario, Canada – MAP

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History of the Toronto Power Station

Built in 1906 as Canada’s first power station for use by the City of Toronto.  This took advantage of the Niagara Falls.  Made into a Beaux-Arts design which led to Heritage protection in 1983 and being designated a national historic site in 2009.

The Power Plant goes dark

The power station shut down in 1974 when functions were transferred to the Beck Power Station at Queenston.

Toronto Power Station, Niagara Falls
Historic Aerial shot of Toronto Power Station

Much of the original equipment, desks and chairs were left behind.  This includes original basement turbines which still back into Niagara Falls.

UPDATE :: Under the watchful eye of the Niagara Parks Commission, renovations and updates will most likely be done to the building.  The goal is to prepare it for a modern use.

Ghosts

The ghost stories are told by urban explorers, aka people who gain access to abandoned buildings for documentation and photography.  Their motto, “Leave it as you found it”

Wandering inside at the dead of night hearing only the muffled sounds of rushing water.  Explorers say the building will rumble.  Their guess, sounds of basement turbines firing up.  Strange as power hasn’t run through the building in 40 years.

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Others have been with small groups wandering the building.  They heard voices from the original offices and the plant floor.

Toronto Power Station, Niagara Falls
Toronto Power Station – – Current Day

Said it was whispers, muffled talking through walls.  It’s another group of urban explorers they think. Running over to greet them, show off their photographs and talk about the building.

Around the corner and into a dark empty space as the talking stopped.  The room is empty.

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