Category: interiors

Bodysnatchers – 2018

Bodysnatchers – 2018

Another shot from the Waverly Hotel that was formerly located along Spadina Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Work on You – 2018

Work on You – 2018

Located in downtown Toronto along Spadina Avenue, this hotel was one of the oldest continuously operational hotels in the city.  Built in 1900 and at only four stories tall, it certainly did not stand out from the crowd amongst other more well known hotels such as The King Edward or The Royal York Hotel.  It was operational for 117 years before closing in 2017, then finally being demolished in August of this year to make way for a new 20 storey rental tower to be built in its place.  The new tower will be named ‘The Waverley’ in remembrance of the building that once stood in its place.

Hotel Waverly, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Shattered – 2018 Self Portrait inside an aban…

Shattered – 2018

Self Portrait inside an abandoned factory in Ontario, Canada.

Snakes and Ladders – 2018

Snakes and Ladders – 2018

An abandoned mansion in Ontario, Canada.

The World’s Unknown – 2018

The World’s Unknown – 2018

There wasn’t a whole lot to this house, most rooms were mostly empty except for clutter strewn about, which usually doesn’t make for very good photos.  But there was this one bedroom which was still mostly intact, with its shelves full of books, bed and a comfy chair to sit in while reading all those books.

Woodwork – 2018

Woodwork – 2018

This home once belonged to a political figure around the turn of the century.  Having most recently served as a bed and breakfast, it has since sat empty and unused for a few years but is still in remarkably good condition.  With it’s classic Victorian architecture and incredibly detailed woodwork, I hope it stays that way and finds a new life and purpose.

Ceremonial – 2018

Ceremonial – 2018

Having known about this location for a few years, I never thought I would get the chance to see it with my own eyes.  Being able to access and photograph these places requires a lot of hard work, researching, wandering around and being observant, as well as timing and a little luck thrown into the mix.

These religious statues form part of an exhibit at an abandoned zoo.

The Pillow Caper – 2018

The Pillow Caper – 2018

A farm house that sits on waterfront property, that has been empty for at least 10-15 years.

Almost all of the furnishings and personal items left behind in this home were more than 30 years old, very few modern conveniences, not even a computer.

Life during a simpler time.

Perpetual Disarray – 2018

Perpetual Disarray – 2018

Spilling over the desk like a waterfall…Blueprints and wiring diagrams forgotten inside the office building of an abandoned factory that closed over a decade ago.

Race to the Top – 2018

Race to the Top – 2018

Blue Bonnets Raceway’s history dates back to it’s roots in 1872 when it operated at the Jos. Decary Farm located in the neighbourhood now known as Montreal West.  It was later moved to a new location on Decarie Boulevard in 1907. In 1958 a new multi-million dollar clubhouse was built (pictured here).  In 1995 Société d’habitation et de développement de Montréal (SHDM) who were the current owners renamed the racetrack Hippodrome de Montreal.  Shortly after being renamed the municipal government corporation SHDM sold the racetrack to the provincial government agency SONACC (Societe nationale du cheval de course), during the province’s ownership the track hosted harness racing, inter-track wagering from the US and off-track betting, it also housed two restaurants, hundreds of video lottery terminals and slot machines.  In October of 2009 the Hippodrome de Montreal declares bankruptcy and shuts the doors permanently.

After the ownership of the racetrack had been returned to the City of Montreal demolition finally began on the building this past summer.  Although there are no current plans set in stone, it is speculated that the racetrack’s former site could see between as many as 3000 to 8000 new condo units built within it’s 434,000 square metre terrain in the future.

Blue Bonnets Raceway (Hippodrome de Montreal), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.