Lots of buzz these days about the fate of the defunct Hearn Generating Station, the imposing former power station that's been lurking silently in the Portlands since it was decommissioned for good in 1995; since then it's been used mainly as the sneaky destination of urban explorers. The building's size and location make it a prime target for the kind of redevelopment that was done with Battersea Station in London (minus the flying pig). The land will require some serious cleanup; the site's five decades of coal and gas processing have left a legacy of contamination that will need to be remediated before any large-scale plans can go ahead.
What would you like to see done with the Hearn? Discuss in the comments.
· Hopes emerge for refurbuishing the Hearn power plant [Toronto Star]
· What should Toronto do with the Hearn? [CBC]
· Extreme Makeovers archives [Curbed Toronto]