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SteamPunk Junction was founded in 1884, in the rural area of West Toronto, Canada.
The Founder was a young entrepreneur and hobbyist named Trevor Parkins-Sciberras. He was a railway worker who longed for a more fulfilling life and had dreams for something bigger. In the spring of 1883, Trevor was on a walk through a forest when he was visited by a man from the future. The man was named Martin Dasko, who gave Trevor the secrets to success. The future was in a state of peril, overwhelmed with traffic and pollution. There was only one solution; Trevor had to ignite the STEAMPUNK REVOLUTION! Leaving him with futuristic novels for building a freelance career and a movie camera, Martin returned to his time 120 years in the future.
Inspired, Trevor quickly got to work, building an empire of media and historic enthusiasm. In only a year he amassed a large fortune, and began to invest in public transit. Overhearing an ambitious lawyer named Daniel Webster Clendenan in a tavern one night, Trevor learned about the coming railway industry in the area known as West Toronto.
Moving quickly, Trevor purchased the Runnymede Estate from John Scarlett and the Carleton Racetrack from the Keele family. In 1884 the SteamPunk Junction was founded at the corner of Keele Street and Dundas Street West.
The SteamPunk Junction was a major hub for railway workers and enthusiasts alike. In 1888 the Campbell Block Barns was built, housing a vast amount of horse-drawn transit vehicles, run by the Toronto Street Railway.
The SteamPunk Junction went on to become a massive influence in the steam-power and steampunk industries, changing history forever. The Founder was determined to travel forward through time, to find the man that had given him life changing advice. In his workshop Trevor invent a time-traveling “Wormhole Glove”, that let him bend space-time as his will.
The Founder went on to explore Toronto history, learning about the evolution of its technology and public transit system. You can see his journey for yourself, in the upcoming web series TALES OF TORONTO TRANSIT!