Tag: Ontario

The Bull Monty

As fate would have it on this day of exploring, the two most sought locations were locked up. At the same time, fate also decided to hand us several random houses along the road. Several times throughout the day we found ourselves making a U-turn to investigate potential abandoned places.This particular four-bedroom, three-bathroom house is…


Abandoned Richmond Hill Castle Mansion

The street on which this house can be found, has at least five houses designated to be demolished. This is southern Ontario development, where no property is safe from the wrecking ball. The 4000 square foot house was built just back in 1986.


1968 Country Time Capsule House

This house is one of the top abandoned locations I ever had the privilege of exploring in Ontario. It was shared with me by a photographer known as The Secret Lens. The house sits along a main road in a small Southern Ontario town. The land is used for farming and the house could be…


War Still On House (London, Ontario)

This was the home of Helen Dickie of London. Helen was a fan of horses and rode them well in to her 80’s.When she passed away on May 8, 2013, a developer purchased her estate. The house was still in a somewhat semi-preserved state when we visited it. (Thanks Talker for the find)It had been…


Lover’s Getaway (Sexy Retreat)

The way into this property is overgrown, so much so that it’s not likely many people would stop to investigate what lies beyond the entrance. For those who do venture down the path, a treasure awaits. This is the Lover’s Getaway. The details behind the property are somewhat unclear at this point and probably will…


Messy Yard Time Capsule House

This isn’t quite a time capsule house but it does have most of the possessions left inside it, in a messy state. The living room has several boxes of personal items such as school notebooks and birthday cards (one including a $1 bill). The kitchen contains lots of dishes scattered about. There are clothes hanging…


Potatoe Farmer’s Time Capsule House

This beautiful time capsule is deceiving to look at. From the exterior it’s entirely boarded up – including the doors. You’d expect the inside to be quite dark, and boring. However by crawling through a small hole, we found ourselves in what is undoubtedly one of the best time capsules Ontario has to offer. The…


Everything Under Wraps Mansion

This location was a bit of a mystery. Inside, the furnishings had been wrapped up with tarps as if painting were taking place. The front entrance showed signs of water damage. This location has more of a lived-in feeling than of being abandoned. None the less, it was a fascinating property to urban explore.


Black Mold Highway House

This house is located along a busy highway in Southern Ontario. It has a few interesting features such as the skeleton key locks, stairway railing and old Singer sewer. The most obvious feature, or hazard, is the obscene amount of black mold growing inside.    


Alderwood Collegiate Institute

Alderwood Collegiate Institute first opened on September 6, 1955. The Etobicoke Board of Education had intended to build a middle school on the property but due to swelling student numbers at Royal York Collegiate Institute, they decided to use the northern portion of the property to build Douglas Park Junior School. Douglas Park opened in…