Shortly after moving to the area I explored the Abandoned Atherley Arms Tavern!
The former Atherley Arms Tavern also known as The First located in Orillia Ontario was known as a seedy venue with many "interesting" stories found online. The venue was not only a strip bar but also hosted some rock & roll legends such as David Wilcox.
As with all strip clubs they are dark however the Atherley Arms had low ceilings & often many questionable patrons mingling with regular citizens out for a good time. Even as I stood on the stage I was surprised at how low the ceilings there were & wondered how the girls would performer without hitting their heads doing some acrobatic routine!
The Abandoned Atherley Arms Tavern often lost its liquor licence but would some how manage to get it back in time. Eventually the venue made headlines when a dentist was found on the pavement with a fatal head injury outside the tavern after a scuffle had broken out. He was out with 20 buddies on a golfing trip & they were all partying it up when things went sideways. After charges in a criminal trial were dismissed, a civil suit was won & the widow of the dentist was awarded over $3 Million dollars in the wrongful death. The victim was found 15% responsible for his own demise due to excessive alcohol in his system & the rest put upon the establishment, operator & staff. Today The Atherley Arms has a severely flooded basement & is in rough shape. I figure it won't be too long before it's demolished seeing as its a major eye sore.