Tag Archives: Simcoe County

CFB Borden Legacy Project


Figure 1: Camp Borden c. 1916. Photo Courtesy of Huronia’s Past and Present 2016 is the 100th anniversary of Canadian Forces Base Borden in Angus Ontario. In commemoration of this anniversary Base Borden has built the CFB Centennial Memorial Wall … 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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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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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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Heritage Bridge in Waubaushene is Reconstructed


The Duck Bay Road Bridge spans Matchedash Bay at Waubaushene.                                                               Duck Bay Road Bridge 2012 It was built in 1927 to connect the lands on the eastern and southern shores of Georgian Bay.                                                                                                                                     Historical           … Continue reading

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2015 Ontario Archeological Society Symposium


The annual symposium of the Ontario Archeological Society (OAS) was held at the Best Western Conference Centre, Midland, on October 16 – 18 2015 Hosted by the Huronia Chapter (Midland) of the OAS, some 300+ attendees included 50+ Quebec Wendat … Continue reading

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