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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.


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. Cause is currently under investigation. We'll have to wait for next year's flights to get the 'after' photo.
2015

Explosion
An explosion at this auto mechanic in Richmond Hill. We'll need to wait until next year for the 'after' photo.
2015
Drug Lab
This house in Markham turned out to be a drug lab filled with propane and butane tanks. Follow up nest year for the 'after' photo.
2015


Drug Lab
This Waterloo home contained a drug lab operated by a 37 year old man in his parents' basement. Check next year for the 'after' photo.
2014

Gas Leak
This house in Windsor exploded as a result of natural gas and took out both neighbouring homes. Check back for the 'after' photo.
2013

Gas Leak
Natural gas was suspected in the explosion of this luxury house north of Port Hope. Check next year for the 'after' photos.
2008

Construction Accident
This East York home's second floor collapsed while under construction. Check next year for the 'after' photos.
2015
Construction Accident
This Toronto home collapsed before construction was even complete. Check next year for the 'after' photos.
2015

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
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
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
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