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Junction Craft Brewing set for expansion into historic West Toronto property

Junction Craft Brewing is pleased to announce that it has signed a lease on a new 16.000 square foot facility located at 150 Symes Road in The Junction, at the corner of Symes Road and Glen Scarlett Road. In 2017, the company will open the doors of a brand new brewery and craft beer destination to be built within the former Symes Road Incinerator.

Situated less than a kilometre from Junction Craft’s current location, 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. Known originally as ‘Destructor on Symes Road‘, later as ‘Symes Road Incinerator’ and ultimately as ‘Symes Road Transfer Station’ when it was converted into a waste transfer facility, it is a rare survivor of West Toronto’s early 20th century industrial history in the former ‘Union Stockyards’ later Ontario Stockyards area.

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 will be restored and then turned over to Junction Craft Brewing for adaptation to a use that reflects its industrial roots while engaging the community. Toronto’s PLANT Architects have been enlisted to help with this transition.

“We’re very excited to be up and running there soon,” said President Tom Paterson. “We’ll be opening a facility that, in addition to a new 25 hL brewhouse and increased production and distribution capabilities, will offer brewery tours, an event space, and an expanded tap room and retail bottle shop. We hope it will be a place that all craft beer lovers will enjoy and want to keep coming back to.”

Junction Craft Brewing was established in Toronto’s historic west end Junction neighbourhood in 2011. Their mission is to create balanced, flavourful versions of diverse beer styles, while sharing a passion for their enjoyment with a wide range of beer drinkers. All Aboard!

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Destructor on Symes Road Photo Archive

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#JunctionBrewery 150 Symes Road #ConstructionUpdate

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Arriving soon for Toronto Beer Week 2017

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Conditioning tanks arrive at 150 Symes Road

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Construction Update: August 18, 2017

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New windows are looking pretty sharp!

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The walls are closing in …

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New DJ Booth!?

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New canning system arrives! First up: Trainspotter Munich Helles Lager

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New Windows… Let the sun shine in!

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July 17, 2017 : New floors are looking good!

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All done …Starting to like a brewery!!

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#NowPouring at Junction Brewery 150 Symes Road : #concrete

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#NewWindows were installed last week!

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New floors being poured today!

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Junction GOLD for Black Lager at 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards in Ottawa

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#BigNight for us at 2017 Ontario Brewing Awards last month!

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GOLD for Hey! PORTER and BRONZE for Best Of Show !

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Don’t hold back, just push things forward !

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Great Spring BBQ/Craft Beer event last weekend out front of Rainhard Brewing

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Great photo (below) by the guys at Shacklands Brewing

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Doug checking out the new tanks at IAI in Boucherville, Quebec

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A few photos of the fabrication of our new brewhaus

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Power! We got power!

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It’s a pleasure to work with these guys :

Andy Bentley from MacRae and Jan Bucknell Site Supervisor from Arguson

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Thanks to Doug for the photos!

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Google Street View … cleaning up real nice !

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Look up … Way up!

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#OnDeck DESTRUCTOR Series Barrel Program : Bourbon Oak

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This #Beastie will be our new Air Compressor

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Is it me or does it look taller ?

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#RoundOne of our DESTRUCTOR Barrel Age Program : Red Wine Oak

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Doug had a visit with the good folks at IAI in Boucherville, QC #CustomStainless

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Starting clean up real nice!

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Stage Two : Can You Dig It ?!

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Stage One : Blasting

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Watch : Video : Pre-Construction Tour of 150 Symes Road (December 2014)

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‘Pre-Construction’ photos from December 2014 (click to enlarge)

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