2016: The summer of roadside attractions!

New roadside attraction added to the site:

  • Enjoy your trip to (or through) Simcoe, Ontario, a little bit more than normal: swing by the Simcoe Chicken.

Recent updates:


  • Faces in Saskatoon seems to have been removed. I can’t believe it’s gone for good - does anyone know if it has been moved somewhere?

  • The Stone Arch in Toronto has been archived. As nearly as we can tell, the “Stone Arch” was never a roadside attraction in its own right - it is actually the bottom half of a large inuksuk located by Coronation Park.

  • In a disappointing and, frankly, shocking development for northwestern Ontario, the Giant Moose Antler Rack in Upsala has been removed. Apparently, the new owner of the place has a different (and, it goes without saying, much worse) sense of appropriate northern taste, decorum and propriety. Other than that, though, I hear good things about the new owner.

Giant Moose Antler Rack

  • On a sad personal note, the Police Patrol Car has been removed from the roof of the Crossroads Antique Market in Cainsville, Ontario. This was the first roadside attraction that Mira and I found after discovering this website many years ago, and we still drop in at the flea market when we are in the area. The patrol car is now rusting away behind the chip stand.