Victory Soya Mills Silos
The silos were built for E.P. Taylor's Sunsoy Products company in 1943 to house the soybeans used by a large plant that reprocessed the soy for a variety of purposes (pet food, animal feed, vegetable oils, etc...).
Sunsoy was renamed as Victoria Mills in 1946 hence the mills name. In 1954 the mills were sold to Procter & Gamble and named Victory Soya Mills' and then by Central Soy Incorporated in 1980 and renamed Central Soya Mills in the 1980s. Sorting silos along the east side Parliament Slip, tall headhouse tower and other structures were demolished in 1996 leaving the remaining silos in place.
Closure and Future
The silos cease operating in 1991 and it has become a temporary home for the homeless and abandoned since the 1980s.
Although a heritage site, there are no plans to renovate or reuse the building. The buildings are located in the planned Keating Channel Precinct residential neighbourhood as well as the planned Quayside, Toronto development which will occupy the site next to the silos.
- Canada Malting Silos - the other silo still standing in Toronto (1928-1987)
- Maple Leaf Mills Silos - site of former silos Toronto Elevators from 1928 to 1983 (demolished)
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