Category Archives: Victoria Harbour

Tay Township Introduces “Museum Town” QR-Based Heritage Signage


“Museum Town” is an initiative by the Tay Township Heritage Committee, in partnership with the Huronia Museum, designed to help preserve the identity, history and memory of Tay Township.   Left to Right: Lynda Hook, Tay Heritage Committee, Nahanni Born,Huronia  … Continue reading

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The Victoria Harbor Lumber Company Office and the Royal Victoria Hotel


Figure 1: The VHLC Head Office (Right) and the Royal Victoria Hotel (Left) In 1885, Toronto entrepreneur John Waldie arrived in Victoria Harbour to buy the Kean, Fowlie, and the Power Lumber mills along with hundreds of square miles of … Continue reading

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The Village Library and Company Store


                      The Victoria Harbor Lumber Company                                                                                                        Store  and Library     The library was said to have been promised to the villagers of Victoria Harbour by Mr. John Waldie – … Continue reading

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Victoria Harbor Lumber Company Mills


                                                                     Figure 1: Victoria Harbour Lumber Mills c1910 In the mid-19th century a burgeoning lumber industry grew in the area, based upon the plentiful white pine in the forests along Georgian Bay. In 1843 … Continue reading

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Newtonville


Charles Newton, his young wife and their teenage son came to this area from England in the 1880’s. Soon after his arrival he bought a farm along the nearby Hog River (on the west half of Lot 11, Concession 6, … Continue reading

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S.S. # 14 Tay (Rosemount School)


  This former one room schoolhouse was constructed in 1926 by the Simcoe County School Board to replace an existing school that had been destroyed by fire. The original entries, one for the girls and one for the boys, have … Continue reading

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The Victoria Harbour Range Light


  In the early 1900’s marine traffic in the Victoria Harbour area had increased to the point where the Federal Department of Marine recognized that there was a need for range lights to guide lumber schooners and steamers to and … Continue reading

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