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.


  1. Terry Wilson terryfik@live.caMarch 4, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    The 1857 house was in my grandmother's family, and it was destroyed by arson. It was the home of Jack Fraser, an internationally renowned dairy farmer. It absolutely sickens me to see what the development industry gets away with in Ontario. In Canada we have the weakest heritage preservation laws in the civilized world. All of the new subdivisions are repulsive to look at, without a hint of respect for our natural or architectural heritage. The heck with multiculturalism, what about our culture and heritage, which is bulldozed away every single day. All we can do is take pictures before it's all gone, or until sanity and decency returns to this province. I applaud you for your work. It does provide the only solace we're about to get anytime soon.