To the south of the Steel Production Area is the
complex of interconnected buildings that defines the Mills Area.
The original rolling mill buildings, where raw steel was shaped
into steel products, are situated in this location. During World
War 1, a Plate Mill was constructed, later converted to rail finishing
facilities. In 1989, the Universal Mill became the newest addition
to the complex, signaling the abandonment of other buildings.
Other mills were located outside of the Mills Area, in the Production
Support Area to the south (see Section 5.3). These facilities produced
finer steel products such wire and nails. Due to their separation
from the main mill complex, and their physical proximity to repair
and support buildings, they are discussed.
To the west, across Victoria Road, is the site of the former DOMTAR
facility where coal tar was stored and processed for approximately
60 years. Recent testing performed on this property on behalf of
DTPW showed significant impacts to soil and groundwater on this
property. The potential exists for contaminated groundwater from
the DOMTAR site to have impacted the eastern section of the Mills
A detailed discussion of each SCU located within the Mills Area
follows. Potential environmental issues associated with each SCU
are discussed at the end of each section. Historical building existence
information is provided in Appendix D.