Ontario Abandoned Places
Photographs and stories from thousands of abandoned houses across Canada

Terms and Conditions

1. Ontario Abandoned Places (herein referred to as 'OAP') uses reasonable effort to include accurate and up-to-date content in the Site. OAP gives no warranties, representations or conditions as to its accuracy, completeness, quality, reliability, timeliness, legality or suitability of the contents. OAP assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content or with respect to any links from the Site.

You need to be aware that some roads may be private, for logging use or not suitable for car travel. Know the territory before you travel it.

Example: If you visit a location and are caught trespassing, you cannot claim that OAP told you that it was safe to trespass on the property. OAP provides information about locations on an "as is" basis, information found on OAP should not be considered legal advice. You should never enter onto someone's property without first seeking permission from the property owner.

2. Your use and browsing of the site is at your risk. Neither OAP nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the site is liable for any direct, incidental, special consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of or relating to your access to, or use of, the site.

OAP also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from this site.

In plain English… use of this site is at your own risk.

3. OAP has not reviewed all of the sites as found on the "Links" to other sites and is not responsible for the access to or contents of any off-site pages.

4. OAP assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such location on the site nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate the law.

OAP does not actively monitor all areas of the site but will remove any content defined in section 4 (above) upon request.

5. OAP may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revision and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound.

6. It is the express will of the parties that these Terms and Conditions have been drawn up in English. C'est la vonante expresse des parties que la presente convention soit redigee en anglais.

7. "Content" includes without limitation any and all information, material, recommendations, reports, web pages, graphics, data, text, video, audio, databases, files and images used or embodied in this Site, including the manner in which the information is presented or appears and all information relating thereto. "The site" refers to ontarioabandonedplaces.com

8. The information that you enter for location descriptions must be in your own words. You agree to allow us to publish this information even if you decide to leave the site. Factual information is not covered by copyright.ened in the event of misuse.

Member Privacy

9. OAP retains logs of visitors for a limited period only after which they are automatically deleted. Your user information is not, and will not, be sold or exchanged with any third-party.

9b) The Internet Protocol (IP) of your computer is logged with all private messages and comments that you leave. This is in the event of abuse.

9c) The website uses cookies to store temporary data on your computer including your password. These temporary files are deleted when you clear your browser's cache.

9d) Your e-mail address and real name will not be sold or shared with anyone. Period.

9e) We may receive messages from property owners asking that their property is removed from the website if it was added without permission. In this circumstance we will contact you either through private message or e-mail to ask that you remove the entry. If we do not receive a response back from you within 24-48 hours, we may remove your location.

9f) We do not 'delete' accounts, we only close accounts. Your locations, comments and forum posts remain on the website in the event you close your account or are banned. Your photos belong to you and may be removed at any time you choose to do so.


Photographs appearing on this webpage are either provided by OAP, have been uploaded by visitors, or have been obtained from archives. These photgraphs may be protected under Canadian Copyright Law.

For photographs taken by OAP (Ontario Abandoned Places), permission must be obtained to duplicate or publish these photographs. As this web page is a non-profit service, OAP does not charge any fee to use our photographs.

Permission to use photographs uploaded by other members must be obtained from the photographer as OAP cannot grant permission on their behalf. OAP cannot and will not be responsible for members uploading copyrighted photos. Members are expected to own the copyright for all images which they upload to the site.

Photographs taken from archives shall have their source indicated (if known). If a photograph should appear that originated from your archive, please contact OAP. Every effort has been taken to credit proper sources.

On pages where vintage photographs are used, per sections 6.0 and 10(1) of the Copyright Act, these copyrights may have expired.

Sometimes people make mistakes so if you encounter a photograph that is your intellectual property, please let us know so that we may remove it or credit your work.

Canspam Act

Members agree to receive periodic e-mails alerting them to new content such as new locations, new photo comments or new private messages. The ability to opt out of these alerts is available via the member's account options. Members may also contact the site administrator by private message or via the Contact option to request they no longer receive these messages.

By default these alerts are turned OFF at the time of new account registration.