Friday, June 7, 2019

Kitchissippi Times: Wellington Village's history (100+ Years)

The cover story of this month's Kitchissippi Times is the 100th Anniversary of Wellington Village. I had already previously written about the 1919 auction that saw the neighbourhood split into building lots, and sold individually, and I'd also written about the Stewart family that occupied the land throughout the 19th century. But this column gave me the opportunity to tell the full story of the neighbourhood - from the Stewarts, to its transition period as investment land (including the short-lived "McLeansville" subdivision, which laid the framework for the future Wellington Village plan), to its years of growth, and the establishment of the many long-term businesses which continue to operate in the community today.

The online edition of the article has a TON of photos, several of which I've never shared previously, so I encourage you to check out the full article, and to grab a copy of the print edition, which has a lot of Wellington Village-centric coverage this month (check out the back cover for even more photos!). 

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