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Who remembers the Maple Leaf Cottages on Lake Simcoe?

From the 1930s, for several decades, these large welcoming cottages attracted tourists to Orillia
2019-06-29 68 Maple Leaf Cottages - Edited
This postcard shows the Maple Leaf Cottages - a thriving summer destination for decades, dating back to the 1930s.

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!

On the shores of Lake Simcoe, at the east end of Olive Crescent, Maple Leaf Cottages was a thriving summer destination for many years, dating back to the 1930s.

At least 12 large cottages were located on these spacious grounds at 530 High Street.

The area boasted several other cottages including Restful Camp at No.79, Paradise Camp at No.43 and other summer cottages at No.39 and No.55 Olive Crescent.

The Maple Leaf Cottages were demolished in the late 1970s to make way for the development of new homes built on the extension of Shannon Street between West Street and Gill Street and on a new street called, fittingly, Maple Leaf Avenue.