A Haunted Tunnel in Ontario?

I haven’t seen this tunnel myself and I’m skeptical about anything being haunted. Still, having a history like this isn’t going to leave a place unmarked, or unremarked upon. Any old train tunnel is going to be dark and too many are unused these days. Not all of them have children crushed by rocks and trains colliding into each other.… Read the rest

Alan L. Brown and Ontario Plaques are Gone

What happened to Alan L. Brown who ran the websites for OntarioPlaques and TorontoPlaques? http://www.ontarioplaques.com/ and http://torontoplaques.com/

He has disappeared and the sites are gone. He had other sites, intended for school children mainly, and the two sites about historical plaques in Ontario. (First Ontario and then another site to focus on Toronto). But all gone now.… Read the rest

Abandoned London, A Book by Katie Wignall

Katie Wignall, is a history blogger and sightseeing tour guide in London, England, UK. She is promoting her book, Abandoned London, about old, disappearing and historical places.

Amazon.ca РAbandoned London  РAvailable July 6, 2021.

Anywhere in Europe will have more, or at least older, places to explore than Ontario. It would be nice to see them.… Read the rest

Stone House Not Long for this World


A house on a hill. I think this was along Jane Street if you travel long enough north of Toronto. I haven’t been keeping track. Not remembering where places are is the best way to not share location information and see the old places vandalized. This one will be torn down at some point. The real estate is too desired for an old ruin to be left alone for long.… Read the rest

Steve Skafte – Poet and Explorer of Roads, Cemeteries and Old Places in Nova Scotia

I found Steve Skafte (YouTube video posts) today from a post on the CBC site. He was interviewed about his photographs and research of abandoned roads in Nova Scotia.

When he was a kid, his bedroom walls were covered in maps. He was fascinated with exploring Nova Scotia, so once he travelled all the roads he could track down in his community, his attention shifted to the roads that weren’t clearly marked.

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A List of Amusement/ Theme Parks Now Gone

I found a site which listed lost amusement parks in Canada. It was a US site, focused on the US with photographs and written content about the US, nothing but the list for Canada. But, I made a screenshot of the list, for interest. Besides, some of these places I have not heard anything about. I can always see what I can find out about them later.… Read the rest

Rephotography of Historical Sites

This is a guide to rephotography which I found online a few years ago. Now the link is down and I can’t find a new link for it. So I am saving some of it here.The photographs which were on the site are not working now, when I view it with the Wayback Machine.

AN INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY

A GUIDE AND FIELD HANDBOOK

Gerald T.

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Online and Underground – Archived Post

Online and underground

Thanks to the Web, the sport of infiltration — creeping through abandoned buildings and unused subway tunnels — is thriving as never before.

Julia Solis throws dinner parties in the subway tunnels of New York.

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