Currently open and operational at 140 Darrel Ave, Superior Terminal is one of the few elevators that has withstood the test of time and the changing of the grain trade. Part of a partnership between Cargill and Parrish and Heimbecker, Superior began operation in 1910 as the Grand Trunk Pacific elevator, an elevator that received notoriety due to a photograph of the building being used on a widely circulated European postcard (find photo, refer to) published by Valentine and Sons.
The elevator's sustainability can be contributed to the way it was built. When the elevator was being designed, architects made a point to construct an elevator that would support future additions. For example, at the beginning of its construction, the elevator's capacity during its starting years was 3,250,000 bushels, but the elevator was designed to support at least
60,000,000 bushels with future additions.
Date of Opening:
W.R. Sinks, John S. Metcalf
Grand Trunk Pacific
Parrish and Heimbecker
Initial Railway Service:
3,250,000 bushels (original) 176,020 metric tonnes (current)