We're Almost as Old as Canada


Wow, I can’t believe Canada is 150 years old! It seems as if it was yesterday when our town actually began. I was fortunate to be a young journalist back in the day, and remember looking at Peter Perry’s plan for the village. It was in fact, drawn up before Canada united to become this fantastic country we call home.

I remember Peter, back in 1845, going on about how we need to build one road to the lake, which would enable us to bring goods and services to the town. “We need to link to the west, to Fitchett's Corners and then connect to the main road to Windsor,” he raved to a handful of business men standing around newly formed Lake Scugog. For those of you not at the gathering, you may know Fitchett’s Corners as Manchester and Windsor, of course was later renamed Whitby.