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The Snowman's House


Discovered by BlackRose
Created Sep 09 2014
Recent status Demolished
Category House Or Farm
City St. Catharines, Ontario
Location # 11062

If anyone has information on this location, I would really appreciate the help. As far as I can tell, it is a day care center attached to the old Hotel Dieu hospital. There may be a way in, but I wasn't able to explore it as I was caught pretty quickly. But I have a few photos of the exterior and through the windows. Sorry if the quality isn't the best. I'm hoping to go back and get some better photos soon.

From a reader:

Just wanted to drop a line and update your info on the house that was connected to the old Hotel Dieu. Originally, it was built as a home for the nuns who worked in the Catholic hospital and even had a connecting tunnel that led to the third floor of the hospital. When the hospital and surrounding property were taken over by the Niagara Health Service, the house was turned into a methadone treatment center. Patients with children could leave them downstairs with staff while they were treated so that it why the main floor area looked like a daycare. Thanks!

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Motleykiwi This house and the hospital are completely gone now.

Feb 05 2017

Claire Oh my goodness! I used to pass this house every day!

Jan 25 2016

Storytrail This location is probably too risky for the Spring meet, huh? :P Beautiful exterior though

Mar 18 2015

BlackRose Thanks LowKey! Those photos are beautiful! I'm glad you were able to get inside. :)

Sep 12 2014

timekeeper Nice Work LowKey. I have been researching and scouting the vacant hospitals in St Catharines for a while nothing is impossible, these hospitals are tough. Dogs guarding inside the fences, video surveillance, constant patrols. My hat goes off to the first person to crack those hospitals ! Nice work on this place

Sep 11 2014

lowkeyimagedesign Getting caught here does not surprise me. This location and the surrounding buildings are under 24/7 video surveillance along with active security that patrols the premises they will not hesitate to call the police. please mark this fm.

Sep 10 2014