Leslie Frost: Orillia’s First Premier

Leslie Frost: Orillia’s First Premier

Premier of Ontario 1949-1961 By John Merritt, Simcoe County Historical Association   September 20, 2020 marked the 125th anniversary of the birth of Orillia native and former Ontario premier Leslie Frost. Frost was born in Orillia on September 20, 1895 to William...
What We Have Lost

What We Have Lost

What We Have Lost  By David Town As we approach the one-year anniversary of the YMCA closing in Orillia, I think it is insightful to see what the Y did for Orillia from a historical perspective. You never know what you’ve lost ‘til it’s gone. The Y in Orillia, as...
Sound as a Barrel

Sound as a Barrel

by Ellen Blaubergs, Volunteer, Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum     There are numerous interesting “works in progress” involving artifacts at the Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum, including two wooden barrels once used to transport ceramics. Both are...