A few years back, I remember reading a post from JermIX where he and NinjaIX had an opportunity to explore this abandoned prison. I remember thinking how much I would love to get that opportunity, but I never really considered it until recently.
Having explored so much between Toronto and Windsor, I have barely scratched the surface in exploring east of Toronto..until this year, having traveled to Quebec, Ottawa and Brockville...I'm getting a bit more used to the drive out that way.
So a couple of weeks ago a younger explorer I have been following posted some photos of this prison and I recognized it right away. We reached out and asked if he would like to host us for the weekend and take us to see it, he gladly agreed and the plan was set.
We would spend Friday night at another local institution and after a fun night and equally fun morning we moved onto the prison to explore by day and by night.
The decay inside is amazing and the natural light from the many large windows is just awesome. I didn't want to ever leave this place, as funny as that sounds given the type of place this is.
We went down into the basement and found steam tunnels that went on and on and on for miles, breaking out into different directions at a few spots. We had really hoped that these tunnels would take us into the larger facility across the street, but sadly that would not be the case.