Category: Commercial Property

Motel 400 Innisfil Ontario

Motel  Post Card

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

Ambassador Hotel in Sudbury (abandoned)

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 still in operation to this day. Four Sisters Motel Sudbury Postcard The sisters opened up a new business venture under the name of The Ambassador Hotel. The hotel’s location was ideal. Situated at the corner of the Kingsway and Falconbridge Road, it would be one…

On a Kiln Spree (Abandoned Sudbury Ceramic Store)

Abandoned Sudbury Ontario Ceramic Shop

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 is the artists studio where artist and owner Barb Lavallee, would craft her work. There’s an electric kiln in the middle section area where the completed work was fired (hardened) and then painted. The left portion of the building is the showroom where shelves filled…

Abandoned Oxford County Abandoned Drive In

Oxford Drive In

The Oxford Drive In is located along Highway 2 between London and Woodstock. It began in 1949 when a Mr. Summerhayes from Brantford wanted to find suitable land upon which to build a drive-in theatre. He purchased land belonging to Mr. German for an amount of $3,000 and began construction of his drive in theatre. The Oxford Drive-In opened in May of 1950. The season began on the May long weekend and traditionally ended on the Labour Day weekend.Films were shown on a projector camera which consisted of two reels. One reel held the film and the other reel spooled…

All Star Bowling Alley – Scarborough, Ontario

Abandoned All Star Bowling

The 24 lane All Star Bowling Alley in Scarborough closed not long ago. It’s located in a building with four business ventures – the bowling alley, Rockpile East band stage, a hotel and Caddy’s strip club. All of these businesses have shut down because a developer plans to build 184 homes on the property.The electricity was still working during my visit and there’s NO vandalism, for now. The area this abandoned bowling alley is located in is full of graffiti. It took us a few tries before we could gain entry into this location. Fortunately locked doors and boarded windows…