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09T - Brews & Bricks with Junction Craft Brewing

24 May 2018 2:45 PM - 5:30 PM



3.0 ConEd Learning Hours

In January 2018, Junction Craft Brewing officially opened the doors of a brand-new 16,000 square foot facility brewer and craft beer destination within the former Symes Road Incinerator. This impressive Art Deco structure was built by the City of Toronto and opened in 1934. The design and construction of the project took place under R.C. Harris, Toronto's longest-serving Commissioner of Public Works; it was known orginally as "the Destructor on Symes Road" and ultimately as "Symes Road Transfer Station" when it was converted into a waste transfer facility. It is rare survivor of West Toronto's early 20th century industrial history in the former Union Stockyards. The building and its 5.5-acre site were listed for sale by Build Toronto in 2010 and purchased by a Toronto developer in 2012. Declared a Heritage property in 2011, the building has been restored and turned over to Junction Craft Brewing for adaptation to a use that reflects its industrial roots while engaging the community. Toronto's PLANT Architects was enlisted to help with this transition. During the tour, you will see the space while you learn about the Brewery, their craft beers and experience a tasting in the beverage room.

All tours will depart from the MTCC, South Building lobby. Please gather at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.