As one of the premier buildings in the village of Waterdown located at the most important intersection in the village, the building on the south-east corner of Mill and Dundas Streets, still known as the Weeks Building, has connections Read more
The magnificent stone building on the southeast corner of Mill and Dundas streets is still known to many in this area as the former home of the village’s most famous hardware store, Weeks of Waterdown.
The corner block actually Read more
In the early 1850s, all the land north of Church Street and east of Mill Street to the banks of the Grindstone Creek in Waterdown was purchased for future residential growth by James McMonies and Thomas Stock, two prosperous Read more
Between 1865 and 1870, a small stone church was erected on the property purchased from Patrick Freel and adjacent to a burying ground in the village that had probably been established a decade earlier, as several monuments date from Read more
The Catholic families who settled in West Flamborough Townships were first served by traveling missionaries from as far away as Toronto and Niagara. Father James Campion began ministering at the Head-of-the-Lake in 1827. Although attached to the military garrison Read more
Today, little of Millgrove’s industrial past remains. One of the era’s last buildings is located at 328 5th Concession Road West, at the entrance to the village. The one-and-a-half storey stone barn was known by the strange name of Read more
Rebuilt of pointed rubble stone, the church was enlarged to serve the large and growing congregation. The cost of construction was over a thousand dollars, but only a small debt Read more
In April 2008, St. James United Church on Parkside Drive in Waterdown celebrated the 180th anniversary of the arrival of the Methodist Church in the village.
During their history in Waterdown, the various denominations Read more
During his time as a Member of Parliament for Wentworth, W. O. Sealey actively campaigned for agriculture, trade and commerce in the legislature. He advocated an “embargo against the export of Canada’s raw materials until Read more
Farmer, businessman and politician, William Oscar Sealey was one of Wentworth County’s most prominent citizens during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
He was born in Waterdown on January 26, 1859, the second son Read more