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


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.

Chelmsford House

This is a place I've long known about, and visited before, but never took pictures of. Today, I decided to go back and finally get some pictures to put up on the site.

Unfortunately, it's much more destroyed on the inside than the last time I had visited. The inside walls were almost all destroyed, the kitchen destroyed, the stairs and even the interior entrance to the basement. It wasn't in the greatest shape on my previous visit either, but at least all of these things were mostly intact.

Millbrook Correctional Centre


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.

Highway 17 House 2


It appears that this house was built sometime in the 1870's by Alexander Daigle, a French immigrant by way of Montreal. Daigle built the farm there at least 2 or 3 decades before the first road was carved through the area.

Alexander apparently died behind the house after the horses pulling his wagon bolted, causing him to fall out and break his neck.