Category: Asylums and Institutions

Asylums and Institutions | October 10, 2020

Muskoka Sanitarium | Muskoka Regional Centre

Sir WIlliam Gage In 1895, Sir William Gage and his associates wanted to establish the first tuberculosis sanitarium of it’s kind in Canada. After visiting TB sanitariums in Europe and […]

Asylums and Institutions | October 10, 2020

Century Manor Asylum Hamilton | Hamilton Insane Asylum

The Hamilton Asylum for the Insane was originally intended to be an asylum for inebriates (people with alcohol issues). The community was becoming concerned by people who appeared to be […]

Asylums and Institutions | October 6, 2020

St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital

Exploring an abandoned psychiatric hospital with morgue in St. Thomas, Ontario Introduction In August of 1937 construction began on a hospital in St. Thomas, Ontario which became known as the […]

Asylums and Institutions | May 2, 2020

Midwestern Regional Centre (Abandoned Buddhist Temple)

The Midwestern Regional Centre was one of nineteen Regional Centres located across Ontario built to care for developmentally challenged patients. The first centre built in Ontario was the Huronia Regional […]

Asylums and Institutions | April 15, 2020

Abandoned Sainte Clothilde de Horton Asylum Quebec

The building was first constructed in 1939 by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart to be used as a monastery. Food was provided by a local farm belonging to Alexandre […]

Asylums and Institutions | February 19, 2020

London Asylum for the Insane – London, Ontario

The London Psychiatric Hospital grounds now consists of 23 buildings including the Chapel of Hope church, horse stable and infirmary building. The London Asylum for the Insane opened in 1870. […]