Demolished

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.

Highway 17 House 2

History: 

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.