Surrounded by woods on the outskirts of Toronto, a once-grand mansion sits in a state of elegant decay. The water fountains have dried up, the parquet floors are dusty and the bar hasn’t served a drink in years. But how did such an opulent palace end up abandoned to the elements? The story might surprise you.
In October 2016, YouTube personality Josh Young attended Buffer Festival, an annual gathering of digital creators in Toronto, Canada. Through his channel “Exploring With Josh,” Young has made a name for himself by filming abandoned buildings and bizarre attractions.
While in the area, Young decided to check out what urban-exploration opportunities the Toronto region had to offer. So the morning after the festival, he met up with some fellow adventurers to visit a nearby abandoned mansion.