The Boat House - Guelph, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member J.A.R.S.
N 43° 32.381 W 080° 14.581
17T E 561157 N 4821026
Quick Description: 116 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 8/7/2006 9:21:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMKBY
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
Views: 137

Long Description:
The Boathouse, built in the early 20th century beside the Speed River, was about to be levelled in the mid 1990s to create more parking spots for the Guelph Lawn Bowling Club, but restaurateurs made a deal with the city to restore the heritage structure in exchange for a long-term lease at nominal rent. The site was a hub of social and sporting activity in the 19th century when it was occupied by Johnson’s boathouse. It was used by the Speed Canoe Club in the 1890s but was later torn down. The rental boathouse that replaced it was taken over by the Navy League during the Second World War. The Sea Cadets then used it for their headquarters until 1993.

It currently is a tea house and ice cream parlour. In the summer months kayaks and canoes are available for rent. Storytelling nights occur every other Wednesday.

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Building or Property Type: Commercial Building

County or Regional Municipality: Wellington

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