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The Bayview Ghost was an apartment building that stood incomplete for over 20 years in the former Borough of East York, Ontario, Canada, now part of the City of Toronto.

The building's official name was the Hampton Park Apartments, and it was located at the north end of the Bayview Extension, overlooking the Don Valley Parkway. It was considered both a landmark and an eyesore by commuters using the Parkway, as the building was plainly visible from the Bloor Street/Bayview Avenue interchange. It was finally demolished in 1981, 22 years after its partial construction.

Building of the six story structure began in 1959, but work was halted when it became clear to the developers that the Township of East York would not provide water or sewage facilities to the site. East York claimed that the building permit for the site had been issued in error. The owners tried for 20 years after the demolition to develop the site, before finally giving up and selling the land.[1]

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Coordinates: 43°41′31″N 79°21′46″W / 43.692°N 79.3628°W / 43.692; -79.3628


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