905 Area Code BBSes Through History (80's Version)

MAP OF THE 905 AREA CODE
905-227-4660
STCTNSTHLD, CANADA
Niagara South BBS, Niagara South School BBS
(1989-1994)
Cliff WarrinerWildcat
905-279-1185
COOKSVILLE, CANADA
Kickstart BBS
(1988-1995)
Chris KawchukAmiExpress
"One of the largest Amiga BBS's in Canada. Ran from May 1998 until December 1995." - Chris Kawchuk
905-318-1251
Hamilton, ON
Remote A.E. BBS
(1987-1996)
George FodiFutureVision, FutureNet, FruityDog
"I ran it till my move to this new house in 1996. Ran on Apple ][+/ Apple //e/ Apple //GS(at the end) Had Internet email gateway, newsgroups and was also a FidoNet node/gateway, using an Apple 8bit computer!!" - George Fodi
905-332-7234
Burlington, ONT
Shell Shock BBS
(1989-1991)
Steve SalveQuickBBS
905-333-1279
Burlington, Ontario
Milo's Meadow BBS
(1983-1990)
Michael Hier / John StevensPocket Modem BBS / By Julius C. on Atari
"Inspired by the wonderful scribblings of one Berkley Breathed and the stories of Bloom County, we ran a fun (and VERY busy) BBS out of the corner of a bedroom in Burlington, Ontario. There were many characters on this board from all walks of life. Some noteables: Hank!, 7 foot Dave, Sheila & Dan, Julian & Shirley-Mae, the ever-so-cute Nicole, Wendy & Carcass (Marcus) It was a way for all to unite in a common interest... ...the parties were awesome too! If only I could find the time to port the software... Cheers!" - Michael Hier
905-335-6909
Burlington, ON
Sandy's Beach
(1985-1988)
Atari 800 XL
905-338-7754
Oakville, Ontario
The Crypt
(1986-1996)
Geoff Maxwell, Geoff Maxwell / The Corpse CleanerBBS Express, Oasis, Renegade
"Greetings! Geoff Maxwell here. I used to run The Crypt II which later became The Crypt. I used several platforms for it and loved them all and made plenty of great friends, some still exist today. Thank you to whoever submitted The Crypt to this list - it brought back plenty of great memories. I just stumbled on this page after visiting Wikipedia. Cheers." - Geoff aka The Corpse Cleaner
905-415-7070
Toronto, ON
SoftArc Online
(1989-1999)
Maury MarkowitzFirstClass
905-430-3812
WHITBY, CANADA
Birdz'n Bytes, Central Durham BBS, Durham Net West, Durham Systems (Online), The Durham Mailer (Online)
(1989-1994)
Paul Chantler
905-434-5833
OSHAWA, CANADA
Alternative Information Service, East Durham Net HUB, The Connection BBS, The Connection HST!
(1989-1995)
Ron Provost
905-455-0574
BRAMPTON, CANADA
Clone Systems, Clone Systems I, Net 259 North, ViberCom Systems, VyberCom Systems
(1989-1995)
Mike Thompson
905-471-1310
Markham, ONT, CANADA
The ICE BBS
(1989-1993)
Steven HammondRemote Access
"You already have my BBS listed, but I wanted to provide some background. Also, your list really brought back some good memories. The ICE BBS became very famous for cheats. I had a database of over 30MB (yes 30MB, seems so small now) and over 4000 cheats and trainers people could download to cheat and change their game settings via a trainer. The ICE BBS also had full access to FidoNet and partnered with a few other BBS's in Toronto, including Intoxicated BBS, and we had our own private FidoNet with a few forums. I also wrote a somewhat popular Door that allowed you to rank the number of uses of each of the door programs you ran so BBS Users could see what the most popular doors where. Always Tradewars was right up there. Good stuff, thanks for bringing back good memories!" - Steven Hammond
905-471-5229
MARKHAM, CANADA
Pete's Place
(1988-1999)
Peter Brownwater, Peter Bruneau
905-471-7932
MARKHAM, CANADA
Servant's Quarters I, Servant's Quarters QBBS, The Servant's Quarters, The Servant's Quarters (CFN), The Servant's Quarters BBS
(1989-1994)
Mark WilliamsPCBoard
905-475-7886
Unionville, ON
FileHUB 7, Greater Toronto Area HUB 7, MetroHUB 7, NaNet HUB 7, UseNet HUB 7, Utopia Planitia, Utopia Planitia BBS
(1986-1997)
Andrew Bishop, Alan HeighwayTelegard, Renegade
"Hi. I am Andrew Bishop, I found you guys off a google search looking for tradwars BBS's. I started to get nostalgic about the old Utopia Planitia. I started it as a high school project and after the school no longer wanted to pay for the phone line. I moved it to my parents basement and joined Fidonet and the others. I just wanted you to know that it all started from an episode of Star Trek: TNG where we got to see the inside of Utopia Planitia for the first time. I have one addition. I had another co-sysop, Timothy Wildeboer. He kept the file bases full buying the Nighowl CD's every time a new one came out. I also wanted you to know the software we used over the years: started with WBBS at school, then moved to Telegard, then Renegade (was the best for a long time) and then ended up with the commercial version of Wildcat! 5 that ran on WINNT 3.51 and later 4.0. We went through 386's 486's, Pentium 1's and the last PC I ran the BBS on was a Pentium I 233Mhz and I still have that PC to this day. Today it is my home firewall running Linux. I even have backup tapes somewhere with the whole BBS on them. I finally had to give it up when my IT career started to get busy in 1996. Looking at your list it seems that I was one of the longest running BBSes in the 905. I was never big, maybe had 250 users and 1 node at my peak. Thanks for preserving some of the history of computers. Those days were fun, discovering, upgrading and learning. Keep up the good work." - Andrew Bishop
905-575-5363
HAMILTON, CANADA
RMH System, Rose Media, The Penthouse
(1989-1996)
Dan Orriss
905-575-9011
HAMILTON, CANADA
The Toilet Seat
(1987-1997)
John Howard
905-607-3617
STREETSVILLE, CANADA
Fetus Jesus
(1984-1994)
Asphalt Bastard
905-646-0263
STCTNSTHLD, CANADA
Niagara Net, T-C-II, The Town Crier, The Towne Crier
(1988-1995)
Tony BrandonWildcat
905-646-0568
STCTNSTHLD, CANADA
Allante, CPS, Net247 File Distribution, Net247 NEC, Niagara North, Niagara North I, Tantra BBS
(1989-1995)
Don Arseneau
905-662-6424
STONEY CREEK, CANADA
Alternative, Alternative BBS, Spy's Inc., Spys Inc, The Necromancer's Hollow
(1988-1994)
Jason Hersey
905-682-1123
STCTNSTHLD, CANADA
Hogan's Alley IV, Hogan's Alley IV DS HST, Hogan's Alley IV DSHST, Niagara North HUB
(1989-1994)
Stuart KirkWildcat
905-689-3982
Waterdown Ontario Canada,
The GameBoard BBS
(1987-1999)
Mark Collis, Mark CollinsElite / PCBoard
The GameBoard BBS was dedicated to online games, RPG's and other online fun. This BBS orginally started out on an Apple ][+ with four floppies and a 300 baud modem. Back then the big draw was a custom written, simultanious hidden movement combat game called Star Ace. We outgrew the Apple ][ and upgraded to an Apple //e with a 5mb Profile harddrive and the Elite BBS system about 1990. The writing was on the wall in the early 90's, either shut down the BBS or convert to an Intel based system. We bit the bullet and scrownged hardware and put up a PCBoard system. We never did port Star Ace, but we did get all the very best and most popular online BBS games at the time. Eventually we grew to two lines, seven CDROM drives, FIDONet, an Internet link to the newsgroups and over 80mb of online storage for files and games. During this time I kept writing small applications, utilities and games for the BBS. QOTD (over 5600 quotes), a rewritten Elisa type program, Solitare 97 and other programs were shared with the online community. With the advent of the www, the caller base dried up and I eventually pulled the plug on the BBS third quarter 1999. At The GameBoard's height, we boasted a user base of over 800 members and were an important part of the BBS community in Hamilton/Burlington area." - Mark Collis
905-689-6558
Waterdown, Ontario
The Night Shift BBS
(1985-1988)
Jonathan Jackson, Lance Lange, Dave RobinsonMcBBS (commodore 64)
"McBBS was a command line driven BBS Program run on the commodore 64 and a 300 Bps pocket modem. I believe I upgraded the BBS to a 1200 Bps modem near the end. It was one of the most fun things I have ever done. I miss the early days of computing and local BBS systems. The Night Shift was one of the first BBS's in the Burlington/Hamilton area to put a 1 meg download section on line (for commodore 64). This was accomplished by using a SFD 1001 drive unit instead of the 1541 Drive that came with the commodore 64. My 3 digit user code is : 632 and my alias was Tazzy. Hope this is helpful." - Jonathan Jackson
905-737-8472
RICHMOND HILL, CANADA
Yorkshire BBS HST, Yorkshire Rose
(1989-1999)
Colin Marsden
905-764-0906
THORNHILL, CANADA
Baudy Talk, Breakfast Serial, The Happenstance BBS
(1988-1995)
James Rosenzweig
905-823-4521
CLARKSON, CANADA
Colour Dragon I, Colour Dragon VI, Colour Dragon VI SeaDog/TBBS, Colour Dragon ][, Halton/Peel NEC, Net 259 East, Southern Ontario Net, Spectra Net
(1988-1994)
Bruce Smith
905-827-0704
OAKVILLE, CANADA
The Amateur Radio BBS
(1987-1999)
Phil Thompson
905-845-3224
OAKVILLE, CANADA
Sheridan College
(1988-1996)
Hal Mueller
905-875-4516
Milton, Ontario, Canada
Yaboo's Dream Palace
(1988-1994)
YabooTelegard, QuickBBS
"THG Distribution site, had great message boards." - Yaboo
905-878-5935
MILTON, CANADA
M.C.S., MCS BBS
(1988-1995)
Rob Kowalchuk, Robert KowalchukPCBoard
905-884-5699
RICHMOND HILL, CANADA
Control Board II, The Control Board II
(1988-1996)
Erik Sonstenes
32 Sysops currently listed.
32 BBSes Listed.