Comment 44045

By NoSugarAdded (registered) | Posted July 26, 2010 at 11:18:32

This was and I thought still is a creosote factory. It has been there for at least 20 years. It was originally on Mulberry Street west of Bay at Caroline Street where Central Park is and behind the Fire & EMS Maintanance shop is. There have been fires here over the years involving creosote inside and outside. It was originally called “Currie Products” and it changed it’s name after moving to Wehtworth Street North. The GH on the building stands for “Gary Hart Industries”

After digging a little more I found these items:

"Protective Barriers Inc. is 100% Canadian owned company. Our head office and Manufacturing Plant is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, close to all major transportation routes.

Protective Barriers Inc. purchased the assets of Currie Products, formerly Hamilton Tar Products, a company established in 1921 and considered a leader in the manufacturing of construction and roofing products. A company that was instrumental in setting the guidelines for MTO Specifications, Government of Canada Armed Forces Specifications and General Industry Specifications. We have recently restructured operations and our manufacturing facilities to be more efficient in today's market."

There web site:

PROTECTIVE BARRIERS INC. 6254 Skyway Rd. Smithville, Ontario, L0R 2A0 Phone: (905) 527-3458 Fax: (905) 527-0606 or by email:

I found this from the minutes of the Corporate Administration Committee Wednesday, September 7, 2005

  1. Payment Proposal – 350 Wentworth Street North (FCS05094) (City Wide, Ward 3) (Item 8.3)

(a) That the Treasurer accepts a tax payment settlement of $600,000 for the Brownfield Property known as 350 Wentworth Street North from Protective Barriers Incorporated (PBI), $300,000 immediately and $300,000 as a long- term receivable over 5 years at 5% interest;

(b) That the Treasurer be authorized to write-off $472,278.21 in penalties and interest, in return for PBI agreeing to spend at least the same amount in site remediation, over the next 5 years;

(c) That PBI pay all 2005 taxes immediately ($41,872.23) and all future current taxes as they become due;

(d) That Appendix “F” to FCS05094, “Results from Brownfield Initiatives”, be received for information.

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