The Wellington tower
Wellington Tower

Wellington Tower

Wellington Tower

Old CN control tower

Montréal (Quebec), Canada

Built in 1930, the Wellington tower has ceased operations in 2000. Despite the years that have passed and graffiti artists who came to express their art, the structure of the old tower is still ok. When it was in operation, that's where that were managed comings and goings of boats on the Lachine Canal with the coordination of trains on the turn bridge next to the building.

Save the Wellington tower from decrepitude

Though it was referred to a revitalization of the tower to convert it to an bicycle halt, we must admit that nothing has been done since the project was announced in 2008.

Yet one year earlier, it has already been mentioned about a development of the Wellington tower for the reopening of the Lachine Canal. It was even talk of an interpretive center about the industrial past of the area. Unfortunately, the project died in the egg.

In fact, the only activity worthy of mention about the Wellington tower was the termination of his equipment, including a huge console to Exporail, the Railway Museum in St-Constant. The console is now displayed on the second floor of the Hays station on the site of Exporail.

Today, accesses are barricaded, but during our visit, the door was wide open. On the equipment side, there is almost nothing except dirts. Otherwise, the walls are covered with graffiti, ceiling tiles have started to fall and the water began to seep everywhere.

Related content

The former Grands Moulins de Paris company
Marquette-Lez-Lille, (France)

Built in 1921 on the left bank of the Deule in Marquette-Lez-Lille (north of the France), the majestic Grands Moulins de Paris's mill is a huge structure adrift waiting for a renaissance that is pending since few decades.

The history of...

Covered bridge on the Brown river - Westford (Vermont)
All around, Quebec (Canada)

In Quebec, we have built more than 1000 during the last century, but we count today only 88 of them. Covered bridges, a real relic of a time resolved, are unfortunately ill-suited to our modern life. Originally, they were appreciated for various...

The old abandoned sawmill

The advantage of a 4 hours ride to visit an abandoned sawmill is that we increase our chances of finding an intact place without the slightest trace of vandalism. Or at least, very little.

All along the road, the fear of finding a...

The abandoned Stelfil plant in Lachine
Lachine, Quebec (Canada)

Victim of the globalization of markets, the history of Stelfil Ltd. has suddenly stopped on March 28, 2008 for the factory and its hundred employees. The company has been decorated in 2002 in the Great manufacturing company category by the...