Not too long I had the opportunity to visit an abandoned building just outside of the downtown Toronto core. Although I had seen many photos from the location before, I had never gone to it—nor did I even know the location of it!
Needless to say it was a pleasant surprise when I had the chance to grab my camera and go wild in there. I’m typically not the one to go to these urban, abandoned locations, but it never hurts to get out of your regular routine and experience something new for a change.
As soon as I walked in, I was shocked to see how large a place this was. The Hearn Generating Station is a decommissioned electrical generating station that occupies 650,000 cubic metres of space! Can you imagine the size of that? You can somewhat see the scale of this building from the picture above, where the man standing in the middle is looking down the main corridor. There were construction crews on premises so I wasn’t free to walk around everywhere, but it sure was a great view from wherever I was standing.
I didn’t have my tripod with me, but had I, I would have stayed much longer taking my time to find great angles to showcase the grandness of this building.
The takeaway to this is, when an opportunity like this arises, take it without hesitation because you never know whether it will ever come again!