Currie Barracks – Running Photo Essay

Date: May 16th, 2014

Run distance: 11 km

Part of my run involved running through the section of Currie Barracks that is still intact.  Some of this land has already been redeveloped into homes, some of it has been temporarily repurposed (i.e different types of businesses, including a private school) but the rest of it is slated to be redeveloped into a new inner city housing community.

The history of the Currie Barracks dates back to 1933, when the Canadian Army opened  this base.  It is my understanding that it became a major military center over the years housing thousands of army personnel.  It was closed in 1999 and within a couple of short years, everything still standing will be torn done in place of fancy new modern dwellings.

Currie Barracks, guessing this was a whse dock

Currie Barracks, guessing this was a whse dock

 

Looking south towards MRU

Looking south towards MRU. I believe there were homes here at one point, most of them have been relocated and updated in Garrison Woods community. Within a couple of years this land will no longer be empty.

Old weigh scale in one of the Warehouse facility side rooms

Old weigh scale in one of the Warehouse facility side rooms

Currie Barracks C3

Currie Barracks C3

Currie Barracks, guessing this was a whse dock

Currie Barracks, guessing this was a whse dock

Currie Barracks, guessing this was a whse dock

Currie Barracks, guessing this was a whse dock

 

 

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