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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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Remembering Charles Gratrix, Reeve of Tay Township


Charles Gratrix was Reeve of Tay Township for eleven terms and lived on his farm on the 9th Concession, renamed Gratrix Road.     He was also warden of Simcoe County in 1929 and was active in County affairs for many … Continue reading

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Beef Rings in Tay


             The following piece was contributed by Glenn Mount of Huntsville, formerly of Reeves  Road, Tay Township.   The gentleman in the picture is Matthew Mount (1824 – 1904), his great grandfather. Glenn  believes that he was the first Mount in … Continue reading

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Tay Township Farms on a Winter’s Day

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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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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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Former School S.S. 4, Highway 93, Waverley


The school house was built in 1926 to serve the four school districts of S.S. #3 Flos, S.S. #4 Tiny, S.S. #4 Tay, and S.S. #9 Medonte. The land had been purchased in 1891 and maintained by the Township of … 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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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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