Demolished

Highway 11 House

While it appears this house has been the victim of a fire, I don't believe it was necessarily being lived in at the time. The rest of the interior appears as though it was undergoing extensive renovation prior to the fire happening.

There was a fair bit to look at, and it looks as though this might have been a nice place once. Books in the garage seem to indicate a sales manager, or business owner lived here at some point.

Spooner Street House

I happened to pull off the highway here while on my way west. I had nowhere in particular to be, and thought it might be interesting to take a look around this often-passed little community. It paid off almost immediately.

Update March 12, 2016: I drove past here about two weeks ago and noticed that this house, and the one next to it no longer exist.

Wasaga Roller Rink

I barely spotted this place over a berm of dirt from the road. I wasn't sure at first exactly what condition it might be in, but I doubled back and parked next to the water tower. Then I circled around the tower and came onto the property from behind.

What I found appeared, at first to be a motel. As it turns out, after speaking with some of the locals, this was in fact an outdoor roller rink. Today, however, it appears it's a favourite place for the local kids to party, drink, read porn, and worst of all, skateboard.

Callander Motel

I had heard about this place through a fellow explorer although he wasn't entirely sure where it was. He had found it by accident after making a series of wrong turns while on his way elsewhere.

I was able to find it easily enough and it was quite worth the extra distance. Almost all of the rooms were open for inspection, though they really didn't yield much of interest.

Bigwood Service Centre

Originally, there was a larger building toward the front of this property, but it has been demolished since the images you'll see on Google Maps. The remaining structure in the rear is closed up fairly tight.

I'll warn you. For the sake of your sense of smell, DO NOT OPEN THE WASHROOM DOORS!

Harmony House

This place gives you the creeps pretty much the moment you walk in. Perhaps it's the fact that the beds are made, or that everything looks very lived-in. Perhaps it's the number of personal belongings scattered everywhere that you can't imagine anyone leaving without. Perhaps it's something else.

Martin Mill

History: 

At the moment, the history I've been able to find is a little sketchy. Apparently, sometime prior to 1960, Hay and Company opened this mill. It was later sold to Weldwood Veneer, and finally purchased by Martin Veneer.

Martin began moving operations to Sault Ste. Marie, which eventually resulted in the mill's 150 jobs being terminated, along with a significant portion of the town's overall livelihood.

Millbrook Correctional Centre

History: 

Opened in 1957, Millbrook Correctional Centre became the Ontario Government's only maximum security facility. It would also see a significant amount of trouble during its 46 years of service.

On April 18, 2000, a Vietnamese immigration prisoner died in custody under what was called suspicious circumstances after allegedly being beaten by guards. This incident would then spark a hunger strike.