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Old Posted Jul 25, 2008, 1:07 AM
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Ontario Stone Towns | ELORA

Elora, Ontario



Elora is an historic town along the Grand River in Southern Ontario. It
is a popular destination in the summer and the town is normally quite
vibrant and filled with people, but at 8 am on a rainy Wednesday
morning I was the only tourist to be seen. Last winter I presented a
tour of Elora's twin, Fergus. The two towns are only about a mile or two
apart and both have many fine stone buildings and some beautiful
scenery as the Grand River rushes through the Elora Gorge.

































































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Old Posted Jul 25, 2008, 1:20 AM
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Wow!! What a neat place!! I especially like the shot of the Mill!!
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Wow! Quaint and charming to say the least.
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Nice stuff.

Glad you snuck in one of the gorge. I went tubbing there a few times in my more reckless days.
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What a beautiful little town. Thanks!
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Another great little town. I was looked on the map, and saw that this place was near Guelph (and so is Fergus). I was under the impression that Fergus and other places were south of Hamilton. That's probably because my experience with the Grand River is the Dunnville area.

The Elora Mill Inn looks great. I also like how they used the ruins of that building ("the Elora Mews sign" picture) as a wall for an outdoor cafe.

You certainly know how to make any place in Ontario, no matter how small, look spectacular. I'm not saying that any of these places aren't that great, but small towns are usually bypassed by even most photographers and geography enthusiasts.
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doesn't that town have a canadian tire? nice photos btw love those buildings down by the river
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character and charm are the words I would use to describe it.......
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Very, very nice. I must get up (down?) to Elora.
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some of your most breathtaking compositions... these cities of stone are truly fascinating... i love the water photos
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You certainly know how to make any place in Ontario, no matter how small, look spectacular. I'm not saying that any of these places aren't that great, but small towns are usually bypassed by even most photographers and geography enthusiasts.
For small towns, I usually only do phototours of the ones that have something interesting about them. Elora is a tourist town with a beautiful setting and it also has a lot of stone buildings, so that makes it a lot more interesting than most towns. So generally the phototours I post here show the most interesting towns in Ontario, at least from an architectural and historical perspective.

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doesn't that town have a canadian tire? nice photos btw love those buildings down by the river
The people of Elora have to use the Canadian Tire in Fergus. Paris, Ontario has a unique Canadian Tire though.


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Very, very nice. I must get up (down?) to Elora.
Up from London, Elora is north of Guelph. It's good for a daytrip, or camping at the Elora Gorge.
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Nice stuff.

Glad you snuck in one of the gorge. I went tubbing there a few times in my more reckless days.

Haha, me too. Scraped myself up nicely on the rapids.
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That was awesome, all the archtecture was intersesting and funky, very ecentric. Great shot of that river among the pines!
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That place is surreal! Beautiful, thanks.
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Wonderful pictures!

As a matter of public record, this is without a doubt my favourite town in Ontario (and, so far, Canada).
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The people of Elora have to use the Canadian Tire in Fergus. Paris, Ontario has a unique Canadian Tire though.
must be the one is paris i'm thinking of
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if it weren't for the cars, I'd be hard pressed to guess which decade these photos were taken, I like that.


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Old Posted Jul 29, 2008, 1:47 AM
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I've been tubing in the Elora Gorge too. First time through I lost my tube and banged up my knee on a rock, second time I was fine.

Some of the local brew:







PS: if you like Ontario's stone architecture, here are my other "stone" threads:

Galt: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=126650
Fergus: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=147918
Stone Hamilton: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=150491
Guelph: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=141483
Ancaster: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=140652
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