Main Street Ontario: Huntsville
The Empire Hotel was once an elegant landmark on #Huntsville’s thriving main street. Joni Mitchell was rumoured to have written “Raised on Robbery” in the lobby. When kindly landlord Dave Kaey bought the building to turn it into affordable housing, a fire ended his dream. Now the town has new plans to transform the empty lot.
Main Street Ontario: Guelph
When The Bookshelf first opened in 1973, downtown #Guelph was vibrant and full of well-established shops. Businesses came and went, but The Bookshelf grew to include a café, followed by a cinema and event space. Four decades later, it continues to be a vital community hub and an inspiration for local artists and authors.
Main Street Ontario: Port Dover
When the summer beach season ended, #PortDover became a sleepy little town. That all changed in 1981 when a group of motorcyclists came together on Friday the 13th. What started as a small gathering of 16 friends grew over the years. Now, over 100,000 bikers gather in this lakeside community every Friday the 13th.