Tag Archives: Penetanguishene

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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Ontario Heritage Conference Brings Big Economic Boost to Huronia


The Ontario Heritage Conference 2013 took place in Midland, Penetanguishene and the Township of Tay on Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8, with pre conference activities on Thursday June 6 and Annual General Meetings of three heritage organizations on Sunday  June … Continue reading

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Ontario Heritage Conference June 6 – 9, 2013


An Invitation The Ontario Heritage Conference 2013 happens in Historic Huronia, June 7 – 9, 2013! Our theme:  Rediscover the Past to Enhance the  Future,                                                                  the role of heritage in economic development Your hosts are the Local Organizing Committee, including … Continue reading

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A History of Tay Township


Introduction The Township of Tay is located in northern Simcoe County on the shores of Severn Sound, better known as Georgian Bay in Ontario in Canada. The municipal boundaries, as reorganized in 1994, stretch from County Road 93 and the … Continue reading

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A History of Waverley


At the cross-roads of four Townships, Tiny, Tay, Flos and Oro-Medonte, the village of Waverley was one of the earliest communities in Tay. 1n 1793, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe, came to the southern shores of … Continue reading

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First Cat in Huronia, 1623


According to  Elsie M. Jury (she and husband Wilfrid Jury were key players in the development of Ste. Marie Among the Hurons) in her article on Toanché of the Hurons, Canadian Geographical Journal February 1967, the first cat came to … Continue reading

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