Since 1870 this property has served as an Ontario Psychiatric Hospital, from as far back to the days when alcohol was used to sedate patients, restraints were common and a lack of sensitivity to the mentally ill was captured by the name “Insane Asylum”. Over the years, health care would progress and the province would take over mental health care, moving away from the asylum for more of a clinical and hospital like setting.
The area of this Ontario Psychiatric Hospital is in close relation to a number of others that have also been closed down, vacated and abandoned as the province builds larger hospitals with more specialized care and treatment.
Inside an abandoned recreation hall on the grounds of a vacant ontario psychiatric hospital.
A Recreation Room at a vacant Psychiatric Hospital. This room looked and spelled like it had been sealed off for many years.
Freaktography Photo of the Day, May 1st, 2015. A Beauty Salon in the lower levels of a vacant psychiatric hospital. The whole area was set up like a little town.