Innisfil Observatory

Hello again UrbEx fans,

Here's a little gem of an abandonment which had been slowly decaying almost right in our backyard. We've heard of it a few short years (actually 2008) back but due to whatever, just got put on the back burner and unfortunately not picked up again until just recently.

The location of UrbEx interest is the abandoned Innisfil Observatory, constructed in late 1976 by Heinz Lorenz as home to the Canadian Astronomical Research Group’s (CARG).

We'll shaddup for a moment so you can watch the vid we made . . .


As a result of various issues, including encroaching light pollution (making celestial observation and research difficult), the telescopic equipment was removed in the summer of 1997 and shortly after converted to a house.

Through evidence of personal effects still within the former house, it appears that a Vietnamese civil engineer and his / her family may have lived there.

Nature, with the help of a$$-clown vandals are making short work of the structure. We suspect that there may be only a few short years before nothing but a shell is left.

Until next time, Happy & Safe Exploring.



Maquinas y Escombros Urbex said...

incredible place!

Peter Thompson said...

Nice job of filming. What a shame to see such destruction and waste of good hardwood flooring.

Anonymous said...

We tryed to find it but couldn't see it from the roads . Do u have better directions to it. I'd love to get some shots for my photography class

Heather said...

Love the black and white shot of the staircase and the one of the doorway and tree. Interesting post!

Anonymous said...

Too bad this place is gone forever. I've been here a couple of times to document it, and it's been torn down since June of this year.

Yann said...

Stunning place !

Anonymous said...

What a damn shame.
Looks like it would have been a good location prior to the light pollution.

Shannon O said...

Very cool post! Beautiful photos!