PHOTOlog | east-west colonization road MUSKOKA

autumn in muskoka, north of bracebridge

Autumn splendour on the Fraserburg Road. Worth writing home about? Photo credit: Lisa Rance, October 2014

historical colonization road, muskoka, northern ontario

The western terminus of the Peterson Colonization Road near Muskoka Falls at Bracebridge, constructed starting 1858 and connecting with the Buckhorn Road due east to the Opeongo Road at Brudenell in Renfrew County. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, September, 2014

MUSKOKA District | Draper Township

PHOTOlog | outward bound from former outskirts TORONTO

Georgian pre-Confederation home in original location in North York, Gibson House museum

The David Gibson House, rebuilt in 1851 partially of stone from Lockport, New York. (There’s a story.) Gibson was the public land surveyor responsible for the laying out of townships and colonization roads in the counties of Bruce, Dufferin, Grey, Huron, Ontario, Wellington and Wentworth before 1856, and in the northern districts thereafter. In its original location at 5172 Yonge Street with development all ’round in 2013. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, April 2013

Toronto museum, Scottish food history in Canada, Robbie Burns Dinner

Haggis, ‘neeps and ‘tatties on the hearth at the David Gibson House Museum; Robbie Burns Dinner. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, January 2014

YORK County | York South West Township

PHOTOlog | important colonization road WENTWORTH

crossroads town along the historical Governor's road, near Hamilton, Ontario

Lynden village on the Governor’s Road; this north side in Beverley, and south of the road is Ancaster Twp. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, March 2013

WENTWORTH County | Beverley Township

PHOTOlog | along the government road NORTHUMBERLAND

early historical inn along the Danforth road between Kingston and York

Proctor Hotel, 15098 Hwy 2, between Brighton and Colborne, in operation as early as 1810, serving travelers on the Danforth Road between Kingston and York. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, October 2011

Georgian architecture, Brighton, Ontario

The Butler “Mansion” 211 Prince Edward St., Brighton, was built by a relative late-comer, William Butler of New Hampshire, in 1849. After his land lots in the village were sold en masse, he welcomed the townspeople to a feast held at the home. These days, it seems rather less accessible, even to view! Photo credit: Lisa Rance, October 2011

NORTHUMBERLAND County | Brighton Township