Bala M2.51—General Steel Wares Ltd.

Station: General Steel Wares Ltd.
Subdivision: Bala
Mileage: 2.51Off service track
Other Tracks: N.17
Location: 199 River Street
Toronto

Restricted clearance, building and fence, west side.

Date Event
1963-11-08 General Steel Wares announces closing of Toronto plant; operations moved to London and MontrealGSW plant closing affects 350 workers, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), Saturday, November 9, 1963, pg. 34, col. 7.
Date Image Notes
1922-07-21
City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 200, Series 372, Subseries 27, Item 27
Partial elevation of east (track) wall of Sheet Metal Products of Canada Ltd.
1922-12-19
City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 200, Series 372, Subseries 3, Item 433
East (track) elevation of Sheet Metal Products of Canada Ltd. from Gerrard Street bridge.x
1959c
City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 220, Series 65, File 39, Item 13
Looking south from Gerrard St overhead bridge during construction of the Bayview Ave extension. Tracks from left to right are C.P.Ry. Toronto Terminals (Oshawa) Subdivision, C.N.Rys. Bala Subdivision and C.N.Rys. Service Track. The four boxcars are spotted at General Steel Wares Ltd., originally Sheet Metal Products Company of Canada Ltd.
1959c
City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 220, Series 65, File 39, Item 11
Looking north from Gerrard St overhead bridge during construction of the Bayview Ave extension. North turnout on west track (M2.53) is connection to Service Track; south turnout on Service Track (M2.51) is spur to General Steel Wares Ltd.; and turnout on Bala Subdivision (middle track, M2.47) is southern end of Rosedale siding. C.P.Ry. Toronto Terminals (Oshawa) Subdivision is track on east.

Straight-line track plan showing south end of Rosedale siding and General Steel Wares Ltd. spurs (ca. Jan 1948).