The majority of the former Goodyear plant has been approved for demolition to make way for a mixed-use development.
Clarington council approved the demolition of most of the buildings during a meeting on June 27, with the condition that three structures, including the cement house (building 27), the powerhouse (building 1) and the chimney stack be preserved and designated under the Heritage Act.
“The former Goodyear tire and rubber factory site is considered a significant example of the 20th-century industrial complexes representing the once thriving manufacturing industry in Bowmanville,” read a staff report on the demolition. “The factory was instrumental in the early population growth and development of housing in Bowmanville.” …
Source: The Peterborough Examiner