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Check out this bird's eye view of the downtown, circa 1964

This trip down memory lane harkens back to a different time of trains and and boat-building
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2019-06-08 65 Waterfront - Edited
This is an aerial view of downtown Orillia circa 1964.

Postcard Memories is a weekly series of historic postcard views and photos submitted by Marcel Rousseau. Some were previously published by the Orillia Museum of Art and History and in the book Postcard Memories Orillia.

You can take a trip down memory lane with us each Saturday morning!

This postcard features a view of Mississaga Street, which is in the centre of this great view of the waterfront from 1964.

To the left of the town dock, in front of the C.P.R. tracks, is the Hunter Boats building.

To the right of the dock is Rolland Boat Lines, providing dock service and Esso products to the boating public. Rolland featured the “Miss Orillia” daily boat cruises from here.

Behind Rolland’s and both the C.P.R. and C.N.R. tracks are the piles of lumber belonging to the Canada Wood Specialty Co. The office and factory was located at 70 Front St. N., just to the right of this photo.




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