At one time it was a grand demonstration of industrial power, Canada’s first 100-megawatt steam turbo-generator, coal fired power plant. Officially opened in 1951, over the years it was shifted to burn natural gas and eventually shut down in the early 1980’s, as nuclear power stations were phased in.
Since then, this monolithic structure has been left to age and deteriorate, making it an ideal location for filming. Grand halls, industrial turbines, rusted platforms, hanging wires, and odd sounds emanate from dark places. The building has been transformed for films such as Robocop, Resident Evil and the SAW series.
With the graciousness of a close friend, we were allowed access to attempt flight and the filming of a demo inside. Here’s what we found!
A special thanks to the folks at the Hearn for allowing us to shoot for the week. Many thanks to DJ Woods Productions Inc. for providing our team with the Sony F-55 4K cinema camera.