Category: Commercial Property

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop Grimsby

The Fifth Wheel Truck Stop, located in Grimsby, was part of a chain of restaurants throughout Canada and had been in business for 27 years. The Fifth Wheel truck stop also provided gasoline and offered motel service in the basement. Approximately 25 staff worked at the Fifth wheel in earlier years, and towards the 1980’s…


Captain John’s Restaurant Toronto

A man with a dream versus the city of Toronto who were determined to sink it. Ivan Letnik was born in the republic of Slovenia, in a country of uprising and internal chaos. Realizing that Yugoslavia held no future for him, Letnik attempted to escape to neighbouring Austria. His first attempt failed but he was…


Behind The Bit Equestrian Center – London, Ontario

This was the location of Behind The Bit Equestrian Center, a rescue farm for neglected horses and ponies. In 2018, York Developments sought to develop the property. They purchased the land and informed the rescue farm on January 3rd, 2019 that the lease would not be renewed and that they had until January 30th to…


Blue Bonnets Raceway (Quebec)

The Blue Bonnets Raceway opened on June 4th, 1907 in the city of Montreal. It had originally been located on the Jos. Decary farm, but in 1886 the Ontario and Quebec Railway laid down tracks effectively splitting the raceway in half. In 1858, Jean-Louis Levesque added a mult-million dollar clubhouse on the grounds. The racetrack…


Talisman Ski Resort in Collingwood

The Talisman Ski Resort was built back in the 1960s. It closed in 2011 due to bankruptcy. After it closed, it became an area popular with hikers and dog walkers. An auction was held for sale of the 200 acrs property located at 150 Talisman Mountain Drive. The minimum bid was $2.39 million. Secondary properties…


Abandoned Ontario Mushroom Dormitory

This is an abandoned building in front of an active mushroom farm. The dormitory building was previously home to migrant workers who hailed primarily from Latin America. At least one room still has house rules in Spanish on the door. The main floor has numerous rooms. There is also a basement, which is in two…


Motel 400 Innisfil Ontario

Motel 400 is located along Highway 89 in Cookstown. It closed around 2018. Reviews for the motel suggest the conditions of the hotel weren’t the greatest. The location was used for a fictitious motel named Do-Si-Do Motel in the television show Titans. It had been owned by the same family for over 25 years.


The Ambassador Hotel and Ten Lounge in Sudbury

On March 8, 1968, four sisters from the Ceppetelli family from the subdivision of Gatchell (Sudbury) purchased property located at the corner of Falconbridge Road and The Kingsway. The Ceppetelli sisters were already experienced in hotel management. They were owners of a Lorne Street hotel by the name of The Four Sisters Motel, a business…


On a Kiln Spree (Abandoned Sudbury Ceramic Store)

This tired old building would be oblivious to most driver’s that pass it by. A curious explorer however, might stop to explore the rundown wooden structure. It’s located along a busy highway in the Sudbury area. You’d never suspect that inside is a treasure trove of forgotten pottery. In the right portion of the building…