Creemore Travel Guide

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Creemore Things to Do

  • Creek at the end of Mill Street

    A small river runs at the far end of Mill Street, where the park is. On a sunny summer day, there's nothing better than grabbing a couple of bottles of Creemore Springs Lager and enjoying them sitting on a rock in the middle of the creek with your feet dangling in the warm water.

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  • 198 Mill Street

    In 19269, Greg and Thelma Thomson built this Colonial Revival house. The Thomsons owned a successful lumber yard and the interior of the house is beautifully finished with woods from the family farm in Mulmur. I wish I could have taken a peek inside, because I would love to have seen that. The classical entrance features a fanlight transom.

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  • 217 Mill Street

    This Gothic house was built for Mr. and Mrs. George Kembar in 1904. Mr. Kembar owned a shoe store/bicycle shop on Mill Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street. The stable in the rear of the grounds is original with three stalls and a hayloft. The floor plan of the house is L shaped, creating a side porch, which has decorated wood trim. There is a...

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  • 216 Mill Street

    Built in 1890, this house is another example of Ontario Gothic, with its steep front gable and diachromatic brickwork. At one time, the house aws owned by Dr. J.A, Smith, who came to Creemore in 1916 as a pharmacist and physician. In 1962, John Hutton opened a nursing home in this house. The business was later bought by Hazel McIntosh, who named it...

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  • 6 King Street

    This house was built in 1886 for Joshua Kitson. The Kitsons were active members of the church and political communities. Later, the house became known as the Bank House, providing housing for a succession of Toronto Dominion Bank managers. This Gothic Revival house is interesting in thata it has two front entrances, double upper windows and a very...

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  • 220 Mill Street

    This handsome Gothic styled house is the manse for St.Andrew's Presbyterian Church, built on property purchased by the congregation in 1886. It features an unusual window treatment with triangular pointed arched windows on the first floor. The upper windows are enhanced by the intricate buff coloured brickwork in the gables.

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  • 221 Mill Street

    Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Stacey had this stately Edwardian home built in 1912. Mrs. Stacey was the County president of the Temperance Uniun and had specified that the living room be extra large to accommodate up to 50 people at her meetings. From 1944 to 1954 the house was the Beacom private hospital. The operating and delivery rooms, a nursery and...

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  • 241 Mill Street

    Alexander Earle built this fine house in the early 1900's for W.J.Corbett, a local druggist. The house was later owned by the Machesney family, who operated a grocery store on Mill street. During the construction of the house, electricity and a gravity fed plumbing system were installed. Although refubished in recent years, the driveshed behind the...

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  • 243 Mill Street

    This house with its large verandah and stained glass windows was built in 1900. The attractive paint work on the fascia of the pediments accentuates these features and gives the house a very bold appearance. The sunproch windows with small upper panes is typical Edwardian style. A very interesting decorative feature is a stained glass window on the...

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  • 224 Mill Street

    This elaborate house with its pillar, bay windows, intricate brickwork and ornamental bracketing, was built for Sam Hisey. Sam, along with his brother Jake, Contributed greatly to the prosperity of Creemore in the early 1900's with their livestock, feed and coal businesses. The pediments of the house feature a sunburst design, popularized at the...

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  • 8 Johnston Avenue

    This striking house was built by a local craftman, Alma Scarrow, about 1915, during the Edwardian architectural period. The buff brick is unusual in this community of red bricked houses. The ornate wood work in the gables and the stained glass transoms are of interest. At one time there was a porch down the east side of the house. This was once the...

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  • 232 Mill Street

    Hidden behind this tree you can see the house on 232 Mill Street which was built in 1892. This stucco house is a fine example of Ontario Gothic architecture with its central steep gable. Originally there was an upper front porch. Past owners include George Lawrence, a local grain merchant, Robert Johnston, a tailor for whom Johnston Avenue was...

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  • 245 Mill Street

    Built at the turn of the century, the walls are precast block with red mortar, an new technology for that era. It is interesting to note the coloured glass embedded in the stucco in the gables. I have to admit that I never noticed this before, until I walked here with the guidebook. It was quite fun to see the coloured glass so high up as a...

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  • North America's Smallest Jail!

    I've done a walking through Creemore in the beginning of September 2002. It was really fun to do, because I had been to Creemore several times, and always wondered about the history behind the old houses in the main street of Creemore. Now I had a guide telling me all about these old buildings. So in this travelogue I want to take you by the hand...

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  • Woohaaa.... let me out!

    Hahaha, it is no fun being locked up in the smallest jail. So luckely I could escape and be on VT again... phew, that would be the worst punishment... no VT!

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Creemore Restaurants

  • COUNTRY HOSPITALITY

    Country hospitality awaits you within the cozy confines of MRS. MITCHELL'S. A circa 1890 one-room Ontario schoolhouse has been converted into an authentic 18th century charming and romantic dining room. Handsomely decorated with an open fireplace, tavern tables, oil paintings, brass, copper and antiques. The decor evokes Colonial times with a...

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  • Mad River Tea House

    This is a fun teahouse!!!No more time to write today.... more comments later...

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Creemore Transportation

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    Creemore is located in the Georgian Triangle of southern Ontario and is about 1 1/2 hours north of Toronto. It is located South East of Collingwood, west of Barrie and about 1 1/2 hours north of Toronto. The easiest way to get here from Toronto is by taking the 'airport road' which takes you from the airport in Toronto all the way up to the Creemore area.

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Creemore Shopping

  • French Furniture, Decor, Accessories and...

    La Maison Française and its collection of French country furniture and accessories bring a sense of Provence to the picturesque village of Creemore, Ontario. French Linens, Unique Glassware and Ceramics, French Country Furniture, Genuine Chinese Antiques. From $6 to ??

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  • Curiosity House Books & Gallery

    A nice little bookstore on the main street in Creemore. It is a little store, but with high quality books. I've browsed through the cook books for a while, and saw many beautiful books. In the back of the store there is a little gallery. I know I will visit this bookstore more often. It may not be big, but it is good!

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  • GARDEN GIFTS

    This was a real fun little shop to browse through. MAGPIE GARDEN GIFTS & TREASURES offers practical and diverse gifts for that special gardener. I especially liked the hand-made birdhouses, the hand-painted garden decorations, colourful garden gloves and a variety of garden tools.

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Creemore What to Pack

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    Photo Equipment: Always take your camera, where ever you go!!! A photo oppertunity is always there when you don't expect it. I never travel without mine :-)

    This is one page in a series of many pages about Canada. If you are interested in reading more about this beautiful country, you should take a look at my >Canada page
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    In the last travelogue of this page you can find an overview of all the pages I have already written and some ideas of what I will start writing about soon. I have listed them by province, starting in the east in Nova Scotia and working my way to the west to Vancouver Island. Here are some pictures from my other Canada pages.

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Creemore Off The Beaten Path

  • VISIT CASINO RAMA IN ORILLIA

    Located north-east of Creemore in Orillia, CASINO RAMA is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Over 2,300 slot machines, more than 110 gaming tables, poker room, 9 restaurants, weekly big-name concerts and a 300 room all-suite luxury hotel & spa.Hans and I went in to see it and it was absolutely beautiful. Native Indian inspired interior with wood...

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  • VISIT WASAGA BEACH

    WASAGA BEACH Provincial Park has eight beach areas, each with its own washrooms, changing facilities and picnic tables. The World's Longest Freshwater Beach attracts visitors from around the world. A swimming and sunbathing paradise, you have your choice of resorts, lodges, hotels, motels, housekeeping cottages and campgrounds.Activities include...

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  • VISIT MARTYRS' SHRINE IN MIDLAND

    The twin spires of the MARTYRS' SHRINE are clearly visible above the tree line as you approach the lovely town of Midland.A National Shrine in honour of eight Jesuit Martyrs, you can walk the same ground as these men of courage and faith did more than 350 years ago. They planted the roots of Christianity in the Huronia region of Ontario.Other...

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Creemore Favorites

  • CREEMORE FARMER'S MARKET

    Visit the popular CREEMORE FARMER'S MARKET, an open-air market held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting May to October. On the day we went there was a nice selection of fresh produce, home-made jams and cookies and a few arts & crafts.

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  • CREEMORE SPRINGS BREWERY

    Nestled in the old May Hardware Store in downtown Creemore, you'll find one of Ontario's premier breweries CREEMORE SPRINGS BREWERY. Brewing beer as they did a hundred years ago, their premium lager is all natural and brewed in small batches using only pure spring water, malted barley, hops and yeast.You can have a free tour of the brewery and its...

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  • The history of Creemore

    "Cree Mohr," meaning a "big heart," was incorporated as a Village in 1890. It all started when a man named Edward Webster founded a flourmill and a sawmill on the south side of the Mad River. At that time, there were only plans to establish a town or village site and since there was no town council, Edward Webster had to build a wooden bridge...

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