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401 Truck Stop- Courtice

Ontario : Clarington
Location #1194

Location Owner:don
Creation Date: 3/14/2010
Last Updated: 11/17/2014

Driven past her many times, finally got some pics. Easily visible from the 401 highway, on the south side. (about a KM or 2 west of the Darlington Nuclear plant). There are no signs posted saying "no Trespassing", so I dont believe there will be any issues for anyone who wants to visit the sight. I hope to get some pics of the inside soon.

The Proud Rider (1971):
Back in 1971 a classic biker film was made in the area. The actual Satan's Choice of Oshawa were hired to act in the movie alongside a very young Art Hindle (his first movie). Many scenes were shot by the lake in Courtice here and at Darlington Provincial Park. Below are two shots of the railway bridge just south on Courtice Rd and of the farm that stood there as well..Clips of the movie are available on youtube now..

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Status: Demolished | Category: Commercial

Proud Rider 1971
401 Truck Stop- Courtice
Created on:11/17/2014
Created by: clay70
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Summer 2013 Visit
401 Truck Stop- Courtice
Created on:8/27/2014
Created by: Fades_em
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The Old Truck Stop
401 Truck Stop- Courtice
Created on:4/26/2013
Created by: UnLeashed_Photography
15 photos
April 15 2013
401 Truck Stop- Courtice
Created on:4/15/2013
Created by: Monika
16 photos
401 Truck Stop- Courtice
Created on:6/30/2010
Created by: don
3 photos

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Mr-Bone says:
9/13/2018 9:18:25 AM

Was formerly a Shell 1867 "Canadiana" Rest stop. An 1867 log cabin themed restaurant and built in the 1960's with a number of other service centers along the 401. It seemed to have been abandoned by the late 80's or early 90's. Soon after, It may have briefly reopened almost to close again immediately. It would remain abandoned and deteriorating for the next 20+ years before finally being torn down in 2014.

miohmio says:
5/11/2014 1:16:44 AM

This place was demolished about 2 weeks ago.

UnLeashed_Photography says:
4/30/2013 5:38:31 PM

This place was cool but soooooo cold inside, pretty much Summer weather that day and I had to turn the heat on in my car afterwards to warm up lol

Monika says:
4/15/2013 4:56:56 PM

I saw this yesterday from hwy 401 and of course stopped to take a look and snap few photos. It's more colorful now than 3 years ago and features couple of POEs. Very cool location. :)

dalecourtice says:
12/20/2010 9:43:58 PM

My Mom used to work here....it was so long ago. I would venture inside.....It would be exciting...I think it was called the "Olde 1812 Restaurant"

don says:
3/19/2010 11:52:05 AM

True. But this place aint to secure. there is a basement door around the back thats wide open. (didnt go in tho cuz I was alone, and didnt have a flashlight. Also, didnt know if there was any psychos in there getting ready to light me on fire :P)

justakitty says:
3/16/2010 1:19:34 PM

Umm... don't go with the theory that no signs means you're all good. I've known a couple of people to get their butts chased away from that place in a damn hurry. It may not seem like it's being watched, but everyone I know that has attempted it either had to bail as they saw the cop cars pulling up, or ended up talking to them. Sealed up tighter that a fart in barrel too.

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