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The Old Brewery Bay

Old Brewery Bay

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted January, 2010

Old Brewery Bay

Photo Source - Wikimedia

Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
The City of Orillia
Beside the parking lot, at the northern end of Leacock Lane
1.28 km from the intersection of
Atherley Road and Highway 12
via Atherley Road, Forest Avenue North
Museum Drive and Leacock Lane

Coordinates: N 44 36.503 W 79 23.622


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Plaque Text

This property on Lake Couchiching, which Stephen Leacock purchased in 1908 and named "The Old Brewery Bay", was a source of creativity and happiness for Canada's most celebrated humorist. Here, he absorbed the impressions which inspired his masterpiece, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, and indulged his passions for fishing, sailing, mixed farming, and hosting family and friends. His personality and his status as a world renowned author and academic are reflected in the present residence, whose construction in 1928 recycled components of a previous cottage which stood closer to the lake.

Other plaques at this location
Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944
Stephen Leacock 1869-1944

Related Ontario plaques
Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944
Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944

Related Toronto plaque
Upper Canada College



Orillia Plaques

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