On October 26, 1951 the Richard L. Hearn Generating Station in Toronto began producing electricity fueled by coal. It has been idle since 1983, when power production at the facility was stopped. Decay has slowly taken over the plant, creating an inner urban landscape usually more notable in the rust belt cities of the United States. National Post photojournalist Peter J. Thompson took a tour of the decaying plant and created these powerful images.
A hearse passes by thousands of police, carrying the body of Sgt. Ryan Russell down University Avenue enroute to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the funeral of the slain police officer in Toronto, January 18, 2011. Sgt. Russell was killed in the line of duty on January 12 after being struck by a stolen snowplow. (Peter J. Thompson/National Post)
Thousands of police officers from across the country, along with scores of regular citizens, are marching in silence down University Avenue this morning as part of the funeral procession for Toronto Police Sergeant Ryan Russell. (Peter J. Thompson/National Post)