Michela driving Keanu (her trust steed)

Due North

“Some kind of happiness is measured out in miles.” Went North: Burk’s Falls/Armour, North Bay, Talon Lake, Sudbury, Sturgeon Falls, Spanish, the French River, dead windmill, meth lab, Crown land, Deliverance-like situations, child-scarring underwear swimming, dogs that pay no heed, Dead Horton’s and whiskey.

Trent University

Wandering in Peterborough

So after seeing Peterborough Square, we actually ended up spending our New Years Eve in a surprisingly nice motel in Peterborough. Much less sketchy than Brantford’s accommodations earlier in the trip, and infinitely less terrifying than the Dream Inn from our previous trip to Sudbury, where the room had a back access that didn’t lock […]

Peterborough Square

The last mall on our trip was Peterborough Square – yet another red brick fortress. The inside, however, looks like it’s been renovated pretty recently. It has this sort of re-modernist aesthetic, but with warm materials and colours. There’s wood and marble almost everywhere, cut and arranged in beautiful rounded geometric forms. And yet, amongst […]

Sunny Hamilton

Urbex in Hamilton

Before leaving Hamilton, we did a fair amount of exploration. We found an abandoned looking mosque somewhere North (?) of Hamilton, a giant, globe-painted tank on the South-Eastern industrial end of the city, and some other craziness along the shoreline. We also visited the Museum of Steam and Technology, which I highly recommend if you’re […]

Hamilton City Centre

Jackson Square / Hamilton City Centre

The same day we visited Brantford Market Square we also visited Hamilton. There are two malls in downtown Hamilton on the same block, Jackson Square and Hamilton City Centre (formerly Hamilton Eaton Centre). I have yet to find out why they were built in the same block nearly 20 years apart, but presumably the Hamilton […]

Brantford Market Square

Brantford Market Square

On the first day, we decided to just drive to Brantford so we could have an early start the next day. We stayed at a sketchy motel a few doors down from a teenage couple who smoked a lot. In the other direction, one of the units looked like it may have been converted into […]