The Memorial Hall, Dundas Street, Waterdown

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, November 1993.

Located in the centre of Waterdown, the Memorial Hall has been an important part of village life for seventy years. Officially opened on Wednesday, January 24, 1923, the building had been dedicated Read more

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Celebrating Anniversaries in 1993

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, October 1993.

Besides celebrating the anniversaries of the inception of Dundas Street (1793), The Waterdown/Flamborough Review (1918) and the founding of The Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society (1973), the Newsletter Editor has also found two Read more

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Cock Fighting in the Waterdown Area

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, September 1993.

Cock Fighting was a hobby among some local residents during the early years of this century. Although illegal, stories about it in the Waterdown area have been known for many years, but Read more

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Hotels along Brock Road, West Flamborough Township

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, April 1993.

Several important early roads crossed West Flamborough Township, and as a result, the area abounded with small hotels, inns and taverns, constructed to serve not only the local inhabitants, but the numerous Read more

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Hotels/Inns in Waterdown and East Flamborough

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, March 1993.

From the earliest days, hotels, taverns and inns have been part of the social history of the Waterdown-East Flamborough area. As a result of the area’s proximity to the Head of the Read more

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The Kirk Hotel, Kirk House, Main Street North, Waterdown

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, February 1993.

Hotels have been part of Waterdown’s history from its earliest days. The village’s location on Dundas Street ensured east-west traffic and the need for hotels to serve travellers. The economic development of Read more

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The American Hotel, North American Hotel, American House, Dundas Street, Waterdown

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, January 1993.

As soon as the first roads were cut through Upper Canada’s wilderness, hotels, taverns and inns appeared along the way, and the innkeeper, that Jack-of-all-Trades to the pioneer community opened the door Read more

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The Story of Dundas Street – Part III

Early Inhabitants along Dundas Street from the 1841 East Flamborough Township Assessment Roll

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, November 1992.

One of the pleasures of researching local history is the frequency that a connection with another researcher is made. Read more

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The Story of Dundas Street – Part II

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, October 1992.

The construction of Ontario’s first highway, Dundas Street or “The Governor’s Road”, that is today known as Highway #5 was divided into a two-part project. The first section that ran westwards from Read more

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The Story of Dundas Street – Part I

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, September 1992.

During the Summer months, with the reconstruction of Highway #5 or Dundas Street1, the core of the Village of Waterdown has been a permanent scene of potholes, construction equipment and very unhappy Read more

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