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Rumney House


                                                                                          Figure 1: 1831 Rumney Road     In 1880, Matthew Rumney and his family moved from England to Canada and settled in Victoria Harbour. Though Matthew did not gain title of the property until 1888 he and … Continue reading

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Swan House


                                                                                                          4320 Vasey Rd    The Swan family are part of a substantial number of Irish families who immigrated to Canada in the later 1800s. John Alexander Swan came from Ireland in 1864, at first settling in Flos Township. … Continue reading

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6177 Vasey Road, “Saints’ Rest”


The village of Waverley is one of the earliest communities in Tay. In 1814 a military road (the Penetanguishene Road) was opened between Barrie and the Royal Naval post at Penetanguishene. Waverley was originally established as one stop on the … Continue reading

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151 George Street, Victoria Harbour


The land at 151 George Street was purchased in 1908 and 1916 by Edward Byron Brown. Mr. Brown and his wife Mary Jane moved to Tay Township from Florence in Lambton County, Ontario in 1901. He completed this impressive home … Continue reading

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as the old year ends, Winter in the picture


Victoria Harbour, Tay Township, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada – the old company store (now a hardware, cafe, and indoor garage sale) and the old library (now a real estate office) taken on December 29, 2012, built around 1910 – 1916

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Victoria Harbour Company Store facelift photo


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