Kodak lands up for development

The Toronto Star group has a couple of articles on Mount Dennis and the old Kodak lands that are worth a read:

Fridays when families gathered in the auditorium of the Recreation Building to watch motion pictures or musicals by employees in the Kodak Theatre Company.

Christmas parties where kids who were 10 finally got a camera. The building’s gym with its wood slat floors and painted shuffle board courts; the darkroom for photo buffs, the locker room for athletes.

The building was at the heart of Kodak Heights, the 23-hectare factory that employed thousands of people until it closed in 2005.

Today, the recreation building is the only one still standing.

The tunnel boring machines that will carve out the Crosstown LRT are about to rumble through the earth under Eglinton Ave. W.

And that means the deserted Kodak lands in Weston-Mount Dennis will spring to life in the next couple of years.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

1 thought on “Kodak lands up for development”

  1. The fact that the historic recreation building is still open to the elements and vulnerable to vandals is a testament to the obligation Metrolinx feels towards it and the community.

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