Friday, September 9, 2016
This lone building is all that is left of the huge Kodak facility that was in the Mount Dennis neighborhood and which employed a large part of the local population. The facility closed in 2005 and this building which was constructed in 1939 managed to survive demolition because of pressure from the community. It had been the social hub for the employees as it housed the cafeteria and games rooms and was used for a ll the Christmas parties, etc. The grounds are to become a turning point for the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT and so 2 weeks ago this 11,000 sq ft building was moved 200 ft and a new foundation is to be built and then the building moves back and becomes the new station for the LRT. During the move seating was erected and hundreds of people came to watch as it moved 8 inches/minute!