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Junction Craft Brewing finds new home in historic building

Junction Craft Brewing is expanding and getting a new home at a historical Toronto site, the former Symes Road Incinerator.

New location will be housed in former Symes Road Incinerator

Junction Craft Brewing is expanding and opening a new location brewery in the former Symes Road Incinerator. (Junction Craft Brewing)

Junction Craft Brewing is expanding and getting a new home at a historical Toronto site, the former Symes Road Incinerator. 

The new brewery will open its doors in 2017 at 1507 Symes Road, at the corner of Symes road and Glen Scarlett Road. 

The former Symes Road Incinerator will become the new home of Junction Craft Brewing's brewery and tap room in 2017. (Junction Craft Brewing)

The Art Deco structure was built by Toronto's longest serving Commissioner of Public Works, R.C Harris and opened in 1934.

The building is a rare survivor of West Toronto's early 20th century industrial era in the former Ontario Stockyards area and is a heritage property. 

An archival photo from City of Toronto Archives of the former Symes Road Incinerator that will become the new home of Junction Craft Brewing in 2017. (City of Toronto Archives)

The new facility will feature a brewhouse, an event space, an expanded tap room, retail bottle shop and will offer brewery tours, according to the brewery's president, Tom Paterson.

"We hope it will be a place that all craft beer lovers will enjoy and want to keep coming back to," said Paterson in a statement. 

Junction Craft Brewing is currently located on Cawthra Avenue just north of Dundas Street West and Keele Street. 

The brewery opened in 2011.

The old Symes Road Incinerator was also known as the 'The Destructor.' It was built by the City of Toronto in 1934. (City of Toronto Archives)

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