Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Brampton W

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411 Main St N   Brampton, ON L6X1N7
(Near Flower Town)

(905) 451-2293

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  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm

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(905) 451-2293

411 Main St N
Brampton, ON L6X1N7
(Near Flower Town)

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Office Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm
  • Free towing inspection
  • Propane pay at pump
  • 24 hour customer return
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Adaptive Reuse in Brampton, ON at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Brampton W

Building History

Chrysler was just making a name for themselves with the Plymouth and DeSoto brands when they acquired and reimagined the Fargo Motor Corporation in 1928. The Fargo name was used to build and sell rebranded Dodge trucks. The Fargo line of vehicles experienced extremely low sales in the U.S., so Chrysler began to exclusively sell the Fargo branded vehicles as exports. The Fargo branded vehicle would be offered in Canada until 1972. 

Between 1942 and 1945 virtually all civilian car production was suspended, as the automotive industry turned its factories to the task of filling defense contracts. Chrysler built more than 25,000 Sherman and Pershing tanks during World War II. After the end of WWII, and as resource supply slowly rebuilt, local car dealerships began to resume business. Flower Town Motors was built in 1951 as a Chrysler dealership carrying Plymouth and Fargo branded motor vehicles. Within four years, Chrysler changed the world when they partnered with Philco to develop the first all-transistor car radio in 1955.  

The 1973 oil crisis found Chrysler unable to quickly adapt to market demands for small fuel-efficient cars. New government regulations for better fuel economy, safety, and emissions standards left Chrysler struggling to meet the requirements. Restructuring of the company was required for Chrysler to survive, resulting in plant and dealership closures. After this location closed, U-Haul acquired the property in 1980 to promote adaptive reuse. By rehabilitating abandoned buildings, U-Haul supports infill development to meet citizens’ needs while preserving the natural resources and land normally required for new construction.  

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1980, this facility was built through adaptive reuse of an abandoned building. Adaptive Reuse promotes infill development in an effort to strengthen communities, with the following benefits achieved at this site:

  • 30 tonnes of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 721 tonnes of new concrete pours avoided
  • 931 tonnes of construction and demolition debris prevented

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for the Brampton community:

  • 104,638 kWh annual energy savings
  • 297,927 kg greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 33 tons (30 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 104,638 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 795 tons (721 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 656,817 lbs (297,930 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 1,026 lbs (931 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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  • Trailers & Towing

    Our cargo and utility trailers start at $14.95!

  • Self-Storage

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    We ship across town or accross the world!

  • Moving Supplies

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  • Propane

    Propane service delivered straight to your door!

  • Trucks for Sale

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  • History

    We have an adaptive reuse program to better the environment!

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