Look inside Canada's largest mansion which is completely abandoned and a total mess

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Located about five hours north of Toronto, Ontario?

That’s inside the Arctic Circle. Just a hop skip & jump away…

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somewhere in red?

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Further from Toronto and Montreal than they are from each other.

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So you can’t get there from here, Roger That.

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My name is Ozymandias,
CEO of CEOs…

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“Well try to imagine if the window was clear enough to see the ‘view’ of the lake, and it didn’t have ‘Penis’ written on it?”

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Google Maps says it’s 500+ km drive, so a bit over 5 hours, depending on traffic.

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Another monument against billionaires.

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There probably won’t be much traffic once you get north of Muskoka.

I thought for sure this was going to be about the abandoned castle outside of Kingston (the heart island one), but that’s not really all that big. I’m quite surprised the biggest mansion in Canada is located far north in Ontario, though.

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If you want to drive there yourself: 155 Farr Dr, Haileybury, ON P0J, Canada

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Boldt Castle was planned to be 60,000 sq ft, this is apparently 65,000 sq ft.

https://sites.newpaltz.edu/nyrediscovered/2013/09/26/49/

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It’s only a model.

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Shhh!

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It could make a stock set for some ruined futuropolis.

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Ah. That makes sense. My dad used to explore Boldt Castle in the 70s after it was abandoned, but before it became a proper tourist attraction.

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Not a single residence, but probably larger.

Look inside Canada’s Scientology Headquarters which is completely abandoned and a total mess

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Video link for the BBS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZdrLArLGl8

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The glue kings castle. A captain of OSB.
He knew his product well so he only used it to make forms then threw it away.

Seeing buildings like this fills me with pain at the sight of all the wasted resources. Of course they can’t even give it away - the cost of completing it, even before it started falling apart, would have been enormous, all for a building that was such an idiosyncratic design it wouldn’t be useful for anyone else. (I mean, someone might find the building itself useful, but probably not at that location.) At some point the local government will be paying millions to tear it down, with all the contents and structure reduced to landfill. So maddening.

I was shocked to discover this guy wasn’t even a billionaire. I’m guessing making it an office/home was what allowed him to spend that much money on it, because either he could dip into company funds and/or get some sort of tax write-off.

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