Sunday, January 31, 2010

Historic 1857 home in Peel Region demolished

Sadly this historic home on Mississauga Road, which sat abandoned and boarded up for months, has met it's fate. It was recently torn down to make way for a new subdivision. Virtually no trace or hint of the homes existence remains, it's foundation neatly backfilled to match the surrounding muddy fields. 153 years is a long time for a home to stand. I was inside the house in 2009, and it showed no real need for repair, and appeared to be very well cared for. I'm keeping a close watch on the other homes in the immediate area, which may meet the same fate. This home was profiled in my book, Abandoned Ontario. Only photos and memories remain.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Going on TV, Monday February 1

I will be on the local station on Monday Feb 1 between 11am-12pm. It's the Daytime show on Rogers TV. You can also watch it online at this link

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Some pictures for today

Spiritual Medium and another media profile

Today I'm meeting with Chris Stillar, a spiritual medium. Chris is a very authentic and well know medium, who was kind enough to provide me with the foreword in my Abandoned Ontario Book. As always, I expect to come away with some insightful messages and a greater awareness of where I am going in the days to come. We're also discussing and brainstorming on a new collaborative project. Check out his website

I'm also meeting with a writer today from Backroads of Simcoe and Grey magazine, and will be featured in their spring issue. Pretty exciting stuff. Not sure how I feel about putting myself out to 30,000 people, but I'm going with it regardless!

A little update, the writer turned out to be Sandy Poitras, a super nice person who made me feel very comfortable. Sounds like this should be a pretty cool magazine article.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Abandoned House Video

Here's a quick unedited movie of one of my journeys through an abandoned house in Simcoe County. Sorry for the poor quality, I'm more of a photographer than a videographer.

Thanks to all!

I wanted to start this new blog with a couple of notes of appreciation. A big thank you to everyone who has purchased my Abandoned Ontario book! I also want to thank the retailers and museums for offering my book for sale, and thanks to everyone for their ongoing support! We are now in 15 stores and counting....