~This is a continuation of the previous post. In this post, we'll cover off the grand adventures had by JuicyFruitKisses, Funky Punky, and yours truly, CopySix.
There's a saying that goes, stop and take time to smell the roses. So - we did. This mischievous trio packed up their bad-a$$ery and dropped in to explore the long abandoned Concord Floral, a massive greenhouse complex which at one time churned out tens of thousands of roses and other flowers to feed the florists in the GTA.
First things first, grab some popcorn and let's watch the vid . . .
It is not presently known the entire history of the site, but this is what we have so far . . . A greenhouse was established sometime here in the early 1980's which was eventually sold in the early 1990's. Concord Floral became the owners of the property in 1992 at which time there were significant expansions effected effectively enlarging the output capacity by at least 10 times.
A multitude of factors are thought to have caused the business operation to collapse and eventually close its doors around 2002. Chief amongst these are thought to have competition of less expensive imported flowers, and the rising cost of fuel for the boiler operation. The massive boilers were required to provided steam heat to the flower beds in order to extend and maximize the efficiency of the growing season.
All in all, a very fun time was had . . . Thanks Concord Floral !