Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Building Explosions Around Toronto [Photoblog]

That blows!


A rare event, but there have been quite a few in the last couple of years. Our aerial imagery captures the before and after of these urban disasters.


Under Investigation
This plaza at Agnes and Hurontario in Mississauga exploded for yet unknown causes.
2017


Construction Accident
The rear of this Roxton Rd, Toronto home caved in while undergoing renovations just a few days before the 2014 picture was taken.
2011
2014

Industrial Accident
Explosions at Sunrise Propane in Toronto caused early morning evacuations for surrounding residents. 
2007
2009

Related: Read about how aerial imagery was used in the Sunrise Propane accident reconstruction


Explosion
4201 Hickory Dr, Mississauga exploded and damaged several nearby homes. Possible suicide.

2016

2017


Explosion
An explosion at this auto mechanic in Richmond Hill.
2015
2017


Drug Lab
This house in Markham turned out to be a drug lab filled with propane and butane tanks.
2015
2017


Drug Lab
This Waterloo home contained a drug lab operated by a 37 year old man in his parents' basement.
2014

2017

Gas Leak
This house in Windsor exploded as a result of natural gas and took out both neighbouring homes.
2013
2017


Gas Leak
Natural gas was suspected in the explosion of this luxury house north of Port Hope.
2008
2017


Construction Accident
This East York home's second floor collapsed while under construction.
2014
2016
2017


Construction Accident
This Toronto home collapsed before construction was even complete.
2015

2016

Construction Accident
They don't build them like they used to. This semi detached house partly collapsed while under construction.
2014

Demolition Accident
The front facade and scaffolding collapsed onto a busy sidewalk at the former House Of Chan restaurant during the demolition to make way for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT station.
2014
2016


Construction Accident
The roof collapsed to the basement killing a young worker.
2014
2015
Woodbine and O'Connor
Explosion
This Hamilton home exploded for yet unknown causes, killing the homeowner.
2012
2014

Downburst
These new million dollar homes under construction were blown off their foundations by severe weather.
2016

Gas Leak
This Kitchener home was level by a natural gas explosion and rebuilt.
2010
2014

Drug Lab
This Barrie house exploded due to a drug lab in the garage.
2012
2016


Gas Leak
This cottage on Four Mile Lake exploded near the tiny town of Burnt River.
2008
Drug Lab
This Chatham house had a drug lab in the detached garage.
2010

Gas Leak
The explosion at this house was captured on a dashboard camera.
2015
2016
For more information about aerial imagery, please visit www.firstbasesolutions.com