Why there’s half an abandoned plane randomly sitting in a disused Canadian parking lot

  • There’s an abandoned plane in a parking lot in Toronto, Canada
  • The plane is apparently a Boeing 727, formerly operated by Delta
  • This was acquired by a company and turned into a movie prop

Published on Jul 01, 2024 at 7:23 PM (UTC+4)
by Alessandro Renesis

Last updated on Jul 02, 2024 at 11:24 AM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

There’s an abandoned plane randomly sitting in a parking lot in Canada, and people have been trying to figure out why.

To be precise, the plan is sitting in a parking lot in Toronto’s Golden Mile district.

And the irony is the parking lot looks a bit decrepit and abandoned, just like the aircraft.

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People spotted the plane in a parking lot just off Warden Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East.

Obviously, the wings and engines are gone, but the fuselage and cockpit are there.

And when pictures emerged on social media, shared to Reddit by a user who goes by apatista234, people immediately began speculating and formulating theories.

What kind of aircraft is it, and why is it parked there?

The first thing to point out is several users seem to agree the plane is actually a Delta Boeing 727.

According to some Redditors, the plane belongs to one of several movie-related businesses in the area.

In other words, it might be a movie prop.

“There are a bunch of movie-related businesses in that area, including a lot full of a wide variety of vehicles. This is probably one of theirs,” one person wrote.

“Probably belongs to the people who own the TTC subway train. They have a lot of things that are used for movies like taxis and it’s just south of there,” another one echoed.

And they’re actually right on the money, as the aircraft reportedly belongs to Picture Vehicle Specialties, a supplier of vehicles and equipment for movies that is based out of Upton Road, a stone’s throw from said parking lot.

When an abandoned plane becomes a home

Not all abandoned planes are left to rot because people sometimes turn them into homes.

For example, there’s that guy who bought an abandoned Boeing 727 and turned it into an Airbnb (above).

And there’s another guy who did the exact same thing but turned the plane into a private home.

But perhaps the most famous example is the Boeing 737 that’s been converted into a luxury Airbnb in Bali, with a wonderful ocean view.

Just slightly more upmarket than a parking lot in Canada.

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Alessandro Renesis

Experienced content creator with a strong focus on cars and watches. Alessandro penned the first-ever post on the Supercar Blondie website and covers cars, watches, yachts, real estate and crypto. Former DriveTribe writer, fixed gear bike owner, obsessed with ducks for some reason.