Junction Craft Brewery’s new head office contains a brewery, taproom, retail space, and office space in ‘the Destructor’, an industrial incinerator completed during R. C. Harris’s tenure as the City of Toronto’s Commissioner of Works. This renovation preserves the base building’s art deco design and industrial character, as well as the palimpsest of graffiti that the Destructor subsequently acquired after being decommissioned and abandoned, when it lapsed into intermittent use as a raves venue. The renovation also adapts the space for the brewery’s technically demanding production. Industrial processes from brewing to packaging are showcased within the large volume, which is fronted with bar and retail space. Designed to do double duty as an events venue, the brewery has hosted gatherings ranging from rock concerts to catered private parties – including more than 30 weddings within the first two years of the building’s radical repurposing.

The taproom by day (photo: Steven Evans Photography)
The taproom by day
The taproom overlooking the production area (photo: Steven Evans Photography)
The taproom overlooking the production area
The taproom (photo: Steven Evans Photography)
The taproom
The beer production area (photo: Steven Evans Photography)
The beer production area
Packaging and shipping (photo: Steven Evans Photography)
Packaging and shipping
Concert in the production area (photo: Tony Cicero)
Concert in the production area · Photo: Tony Cicero
Food tasting in the event/production area (photo: Stefan Randstrom)
Food tasting in the event/production area · Photo: Stefan Randstrom
Public washrooms with a view (photo: Steven Evans Photography)
Public washrooms with a view
The office (photo: Steven Evans Photography)
The office
photo: Steven Evans Photography
The upstairs conference room
photo: Robert Skuja Photography
The public entry · Photo: Robert Skuja Photography
The destructor (photo: Sheenah Jennings)
The destructor · Photo: Sheenah Jennings

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  1. A Conversation of Views
  2. Admiral Road Garden
  3. Airdrie Road Garden
  4. Airdrie Road Residence
  5. Albany Avenue Residence
  6. Aporia Records
  7. Asphalt Poetry
  8. – Poem
  9. Baby Point Gardens
  10. Beach Garden
  11. Beach Village BIA Master Plan
  12. Beaty Residence
  13. Bennington Heights Garden
  14. Berkeley Street Residence
  15. Bin-Scarth Garden
  16. Blink and you miss it.
  17. – Poem
  18. Bloor St. Apartment
  19. Blue Note
  20. Booth Avenue Residence
  21. Boustrophedon Garden
  22. Braemore Gardens Residence
  23. Browning Avenue Residence
  24. Brunswick Avenue Residence
  25. Camp Arowhon Offices
  26. Canadian Firefighters Memorial
  27. Centre for Teaching and Learning, UBCO
  28. Channelled Buried Moved Lost
  29. Chocolate Loft
  30. City Instrument
  31. Clarendon Garden
  32. Conversation Piece
  33. Creemore Farm
  34. Danforth Mosaic BIA Master Plan
  35. Dickson Park Garden
  36. Dilworth Residence
  37. Don Landing Revitalization
  38. Dublin Grounds of Remembrance
  39. Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden
  40. Dupont-by-the-Castle BIA
  41. East Point Bird Sanctuary
  42. Eglinton Ave Forecourt
  43. Eglinton Park Master Plan
  44. Elizabeth Fry Society
  45. Ellsworth Residence
  46. Face to Face | Tête à Tête
  47. First Avenue Garden
  48. First Avenue Residence
  49. Flyover Canada
  50. Foote’s Pond Wood
  51. Forest Hill Village Streetscape
  52. Gaze, Glimpse, Glance
  53. Goldring Landscape, University of Toronto
  54. Gormley Garden
  55. Governor's Bridge Lookout
  56. Greener P
  57. Greer Road Garden
  58. Greer Road Residence
  59. Guelph Bridge
  60. Head in the Clouds
  61. Helena Ave Residence 4
  62. Junction Craft Brewery
  63. Kelpies Competition
  64. Kew Gardens Streetscape
  65. Le jardin du repos
  66. Lenticular Curtain
  67. Liberty Village Parkettes
  68. Liza’s Garden
  69. Lynwood Garden
  70. Macroscape
  71. Markham Garden One
  72. Markham Street Residence Two
  73. Midtown Yonge Streetscape
  74. Mulock Arboretum
  75. Nathan Phillips Square
  76. – Streetscape
  77. – Peace Garden
  78. – Podium Roof Garden
  79. Orchard View Garden
  80. Osgoode Atkinson Green Competition
  81. Owl Cottage
  82. Paperstone Scissors
  83. Peripheral Sitings
  84. Pottery Road Crossing
  85. rare
  86. Ravine Forecourt
  87. Ribbon of the Lower Don
  88. Riverside BIA Master Plan
  89. Roxborough Garden One
  90. Roxborough Garden Two
  91. Ryerson Centre for Urban Innovation
  92. Schulich School of Business
  93. Sheridan College
  94. – Trafalgar Campus Master Plan
  95. Spadina Quay Wetland
  96. St. Anne's Road Garden
  97. Stratford Market Square Competition
  98. Stratford Patterson Theatre Competition
  99. Superkids Dental
  100. Superlegible
  101. Sweet Farm
  102. Sweet Farm Pond House
  103. Swift Medical Offices
  104. The Meadows Reconsidered
  105. The Red Sash
  106. Thick & Thin
  107. Tipping Point
  108. Tranby Garden
  109. Tree House Residence
  110. University of Toronto Mississauga Welcome Centre
  111. Venice Biennale 2012
  112. Vermont Square Park
  113. Vernon Avenue Garden
  114. Walk the Walk
  115. Walmer Road Residence
  116. Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial
  117. Wellesley Cottages Garden
  118. Wells Street Residence
  119. Westminster Residence
  120. With Words as Their Actions
  121. Woodlawn Avenue Residence
  122. Woven Stories
  123. York Park