58-46 : Burnaby Ford Plant



Here’s another amazing image. Did you know there was a Ford Automotive Assembly Plant on Kingsway in Burnaby? The factory sat in the location now taken up by part of Metrotown Center. This image from 1958 shows the Ford Plant in all it’s glory. The street beside the plant is Silver Avenue and the street on the right is McKay Avenue. Both these streets used to connect to Kingsway.

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  1. TomReply
    December 7, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    My Aunt Yvonne worked there during the war. Not sure if they were still building anything in 1958 or if it was just offices or warehouse space by then, anyone know?

    Zoom right in on the Ford, Lincoln, Edsel and Mercury in the loop driveway! Great to see this.

  2. julietteReply
    September 30, 2012 at 10:17 am

    what is the name of the street beside the esso?

    • MarkReply
      September 30, 2012 at 11:26 am
      That's Silver Avenue. It used to extend to Kingsway but now it's blocked by Metrotown.
  3. DavidReply
    May 15, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I remember the building, it was still standing as late as 1985

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