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JayWalking Guelph - The Brooklyn Tour

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116 Gordon St

116 Gordon Street

Guelph, ON N1H 4H6

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Brooklyn was the name given to the area in and around Gow's Bridge and Tannery (Now McCrae Blvd). This short leisurely paced stroll will introduce you to: The House of Heads!, Henrietta's Keg, Gow's Bridge, The "Town" Bridge, Marianne's Park, a 'junk' sculpture, a tree stump older than Royal City Park itself, the train station for the Toronto Suburban Railway known as The Toonerville Trolley, The Boathouse, the birthplace of poet, soldier, doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae and more.

Stories include: the abduction of Annie Mary Carr 1877, the Foster Wedding 1867, the story of Arthur Wells 1877, some snippets from the past, river lore, and local poems written about the area circa late 1800's.

Enjoy a walk along the Speed River as I share with you a few tales not found in history books!

$20. 1.25hrs. Includes a complimentary ice cream from The Boathouse Tea Room! Tours limited to 10 participants. Not for children.


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116 Gordon Street

Guelph, ON N1H 4H6

Canada

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