Abandoned Psychiatric Center

Ontario Abandoned Psychiatric Center

An abandoned psychiatric center in Ontario that operated from the 1960’s through the late 2000’s.  Connected by miles of dark underground tunnels, this facility has 12 plus buildings with multiple floors and wings.

Short Version Psychiatric Hospital Exploring Video

Long Version Psychiatric Hospital Exploring Video

The Psychiatric hospital served over 2400 patients and had 460 acres of land that was used to feed the facility’s patients.  During World War Two the land and buildings were also used to train soldiers of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Ontario Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital – 2015 Update and revisit

Ontario Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital – 2017 Update and revisit

See more photos from other abandoned hospitals and psychiatric hospitals on my Huffington Post blog titled “A Look Inside Abandoned Asylums and Hospitals”

10 thoughts on “Abandoned Psychiatric Center

  1. I am absolutely obsessed with things like this! The only thing I didn’t like was you have to press the picture one by one and there is not even a little blurb explaining the picture or the history of it!! I don’t understand why there is not a lot more people who have not seen or commented on it. Its absolutely fascinating and so interesting. I would love to share this site. I will not do so until I have permission. So cool. Just wish I knew how you are able to get in these places and how you feel when you are there!? Thanks for your beautiful photos and the awesome eerieness behind them. A Fan Angela

  2. Hi. First of all, I LOVE your photography. I have a website, it’s just not ‘done’ yet. I am an amateur photographer. Just getting started. I guess it’s a new-found passion/interest. I have a question for you. How did you get started? How do you get into these places? I went to an asylum tour today (Willard Asylum) and they only let us in a couple of buildings. I was VERY disappointed. I have MANY places I’d love to visit and I’d even be willing to stay the night in one (most people look at me like I’m nuts.) Is the only option to do it illegally? LOL

  3. The spookiest thing of all……that damn swing set!
    It’s funny, for a psychiatric center some of the buildings architecture and features feel really maddening…..rooms with big curves, and those corridors with the little round porthole windows, so weird.

  4. hi, I’m an urban exploration photographer. I’m wondering if I could get the “address” for this hospital? If you’re not comfortable posting it (I can understand why) I can provide my email? Thanks so much! 🙂

  5. Utterly fascinating captures of a most epic explore I’m sure. I am astounded by all the abandonment you have to choose from in Ontario. Are most of your explores day trips or are they longer in order to get to your destination?

  6. I saw tubs like that in the movie Frances Farmer. People were in them with what looked like a canvas cover over them. I don’t know if they made them get into ice water or what the purpose of the tubs was. I would like to know. In the movie, it shows a doctor performing a lobotomy. These were definitely places of torture.

  7. I can provide a little information for you, the image you have showing the large diesel engine hooked to a generator that has set into the concrete, with the small electric motor on the back comma isn’t early way to provide uninterruptible emergency power, the diesel engine is allowed to be kept at idle, call AC power is fed to the electric motor electric motor intern runs the generator in the center should there be a loss of power driving the electric motor the clutch on the diesel engine would automatically close within a half of a revolution of the drive shaft, the governor on the engine would kick in to increase RPM and the generator would continue making power running whatever was considered to be the emergency load, in both hospitals the emergency critical load was operating rooms and life-support systems, AKA ventilators bypass equipment elect comma you can find more information about the system’s if you look up technical material Corporation (TMC) they manufactured transmitters for the United States Navy and government comma this was a system they commonly used for uninterruptible power to their transmitters as I worked on one that was being taken out of service in the mid-1990s. Until the invention of high-powered scr and other solid state mechanical uninterruptible Power was all you had there were no battery powered UPS systems, until the early 1980s and they were extremely expensive or even a system able to backup just one operating room let alone an entire Hospital Ward.

    Also you have pictures of the main Steam Plant for the hospital, both facilities that size or heated with either hot water or Steam forced through radiators, the large green things with the blowers on the front are referred to as forced draft fire tube boiler, they look to be either natural gas or oil fired and I’m a fairly modern design probably late 60s to mid-70s I would say that each one is approximately 10000 horsepower equivalent normally steam is rated in either pounds per hour or horsepower.

    The pictures of the morgue that you have, are known as holding drawers normally there would be a large walk-in refrigerator where the bodies were kept on rack, until autopsy then they would be transferred to the holding drawers so it was easier for the pathologist to move them. The images we know from movies showing row upon row of drawers is hardly ever seen, for the exception of hospitals that were built in the 19 twenties and early thirties by the 1950s that system had gone it was now using large holding rooms.

  8. I worked in this facility for a few years. The building and grounds were beautiful! There are about 2 kilometres of underground tunnels that spanned the hospital and at one time under the roadway to the nurses residence across the road. There are so many stories of spirits and strange events and many staff would not walk the tunnels. The new hospital is beautiful but just not the same.

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