Abandoned Ontario Mansion of Murals

This fascinating house in Ontario has been vacant for many years now. It’s not clear why it won’t sell, despite being on the market for some time now. The realtor won’t give any details as to the circumstances of the house being put up for sale.

Entry to this house was tricky but we managed to find a way inside without breaking in (something we don’t do). I will tell you that the house is now alarmed with an external siren that is quite loud.

There are murals on the walls and ceilings. I felt a mix of nauseousness and amazement. A sun room joins the house to the garage.

abandoned mansion ceiling murals and medallions
Ceiling murals and medallions throughout the house
million dollar mansion ceiling mural in bedroom
There’s a mural in the bedroom of course

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Chandeleir
untouched dining room furniture
Dining room with furniture left behing
wall mural
Lovely wall murals
wall mural

When we learned of this amazing mansion, we knew that we’d have to get on the ball and head out before it become a hot spot for activity. We hit the road by 8 AM and were there before noon. Unfortunately the first visit proved unsuccessful and a return visit was required.

Little is known about this property except that the home has failed to sell in recent years. Most of the furniture remains left behind as do children’s toys in a bedroom closet and electrical items throughout. In the dining room is a kitchen table and buffet with several ceramic canisters inside.

living room
Living room with a view

I tried to find background information for this house and what, if anything, led to the family’s departure and possible reason for the house not to be resold. Unfortunately we could only find a single reference to the former family – a phone number that allowed no incoming calls.

Outside the home is an old Jaguar with front-end driver’s side damage and flattened tires.

This is the bar area with fireplace, marble floor and more murals.

Several of the bedrooms have murals painted on the ceiling while the entertainment room is a marvel of several murals, medallions and carved angels. One might go so far as to suggest this place is ‘tacky’ or over decorated. I found it one of the most memorable explorations of 2017.

upstairs master bedroom
master bedroom


There’s a sun room, multiple car garages, basement rec room, home theatre room, hot tub and a large master bedroom with a deck. The back yard is very spacious and offering an impressive view.

Shortly after our visit the home was removed from the real estate market. It’s unknown whether the home was purchased or not. The proper classification of this house would be ‘inactive’ and ‘for sale’, not ‘abandoned’. At the same time we do use the word ‘abandoned’ as a classification that would cover this property.

Nobody has returned to determine if the house was purchased or just secured, and the mystery of who lived here and why they left will for now continue to be elusive.

mural

ceiling mural of an Angel
ceiling mural of an Angel with bow and arrow

master bedroom

elegance or ugly?
It’s almost too much yet you just can’t stop looking

another ceiling mural

fire place and mural

Mona Lisa

The house remains vacant as of 2020, and the alarm is on.

$7 Million Abandoned Halloween Mansion in Toronto Ontario

This beautiful property was one of the highlights of my 2019 exploring year. The vacant mansion is located in Southern Ontario and valued at just over $7 million dollars. There isn’t much of a back yard, in fact there’s about 10 feet of grass and then a dangerously steep ravine; not safe for children or pets by any means. 

When you enter the house from the east, the sun room is the first area you’ll find.

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Look at this beautiful house

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Eastern sun room

This sun room wasn’t added onto to the house until the 1960’s. 

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As I proceeded west I entered the living room (above). Next to the living room is the family room. What’s the difference? The three rooms are essentially combined space. 

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design above fireplace

Take notice of the design above the fireplace, the book shelves, the double doors and the recessed window area where one could sit to read a book. The panel you see just to the right of the window is a multi-function switch that controls numerous lights in the house. Yes I tried it, no it didn’t work. 

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reading alcove

Proceeding through the double doors took me to the foyer. There was a spiral staircase going upstairs and in the excitement, I forgot to see where it lead to. A floor map that I found later showed that it would have led to the upper bedrooms.

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This is the foyer of the house, where the main entrance is located. There’s a walk-in closet to the right of the entrance as you walk in and a bathroom on the left side. The floors are made of marble. 

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Majestic staircase

If you were to turn around, you’d walk into the dining room where the “Happy Birthday” sign is hanging. 

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Let’s walk west into the eat-in kitchen area. You can see the two sets of oval entrances that you’d walk through to reach here. The counter top had some tools, Tupperware and duct tape. I was a little nervous at this point expecting someone could show up at any time to work on the house. 

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The house is being recommended for Heritage designation under the Ontario Heritage Act. The application for designating the property as a Heritage structure took place shortly before the house was sold. The new owners wanted to initially demolish the house. They then applied to make changes to the property that would change it’s appearance.  

When the last occupants moved out, they held a birthday & Halloween party for a Marian. Some walls are covered with a Halloween motif. 

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Exiting the kitchen will take you into the office at the far west of the house. 

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Notice that one of the wall panels appears to open downward to expose what’s behind it. The house plan shows the area in the far corner to be a wet bar (a bar with a sink in it). Looking at photos of this room when it was still in use, you can’t tell there’s a door there. It’s also a remarkable room! 

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It was particularly dark in the office so I opened the curtains to allow some light in. Are you imagining hidden compartments in the walls? 

Having explored the main floor, it was time to head upstairs. 

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To the east are two small bedrooms, yellow and green in colour. The yellow bedroom had red paint splattered on the walls apparently as makeshift blood. 

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Across from the stairs is a larger bedroom with red walls. It has a large window, corner cabinet and a non-functional fireplace. 

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I realize now why I missed the spiral staircase leading upstairs. It was behind a closed door between the red bedroom and the yellow bedroom. There’s a bathroom at this end of the hallway with the floor tiles removed and the wall torn out where the shower spout would have been. 

Midway down the hallway, almost in the middle of the house, is a dressing room. This basically resembles a walk-in closet. 

The pieces of wood you see on the floor and wall are crosses used for the Halloween party. Was the spray paint and fake blood splattered after the house was sold? 

At the west end of the upstairs hallway is the master bedroom, looking more like a temporary office than a bedroom. 

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Unfortunately I had a somewhat reluctant companion with me who was waiting in the car. For that reason I felt hurried and totally forgot that there was a basement area to explore. In the basement there was a tub filled with fake blood and eyeballs. 

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Happy Trails… 

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