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With Halloween just weeks away I thought this might make for a fun new thread. Try and keep it to 1 story per post.

CHRISTIE MANSION As in Mr Christie you make good cookies!
Toronto, Ontario

source: https://househistree.com/houses/christie-mansion
Completed in 1881, for William Mellis Christie (1829-1900) and his wife, Mary Jane McMullen (1830-1909).
Situated on the corner of Queen's Park Crescent and Wellesley Street, if the stories are to be believed the mansion once concealed a dark secret resulting in in it being haunted today.
Having been a residence for female students at St, Michael's College for close to 80 years, since 2008 the University of Toronto has leased it to Regis College, the theological college affiliated to the university.

According to an urban legend, Robert was devoted to his wife but nonetheless he had a mistress with whom he became so infatuated that he smuggled her into the mansion to enjoy her at his own leisure.
He placed her in a room with a bathroom hidden by secret panels keeping her out of sight and sound right under the nose of his family. Food was brought to her by a paid-off servant, but she was unable
to leave and to make matters worse Robert eventually began to tire of her. Unvalued, unloved and unable to leave, his mistress apparently hung herself in her chambers and her ghost is said to still haunt the house:

They say that if you enter Room 29 all by yourself at night, the door will swing shut behind you. You will find it locked; nothing you can do will open it. And if there’s no one on the other side of the door to hear your screams,
you’ll be trapped all night, just like Robert Christie’s mistress all those years ago.
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