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Walkerville Landmark Bombed!


Once upon a time, war reared its ugly head right in the heart of Walkerville, Canadian Club whiskey founder, Hiram Walker’s peaceful and thriving company town. In 1915, a business was targeted by a group of dangerous fanatics. Hiram had been … Continue reading

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Esto Perpetua: Walkerville C. I. Lives On


Does November 2nd, 1922 mean anything to you? Probably not unless you’re a Walkerville Collegiate alumnus. On that bright fall day celebrations were held to mark the school’s official opening. A luncheon, a dance, a swimming exhibition and a program … Continue reading

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The Big Race: Walkerville 1896


One hundred and fifteen years ago, whisky baron Hiram Walker’s company town of Walkerville, Ontario was positively booming. Enjoy Charlie Fox’s fascinating look back at those heddy days when his father cycled the race of his life.  An air of … Continue reading

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Mystery Lady of Walkerville


Long-time Walkerville resident Charlie Fox sent me a bunch of old photos. Here is one that I particularly like. He doesn’t know who the lady is but she is definitely warm and looking stylish!

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It’s Upside Down. Do You Think Anyone Will Notice?


They are one of the many quaint and wonderful things to be discovered walking the streets of Olde Walkerville. Look down at almost any corner in this company town founded by Canadian Club distiller Hiram Walker in 1858 for his … Continue reading

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