Fergus, Ontario, Canada --
Almost Two Centuries

Scottish settlers began arriving in Fergus in 1833. They soon established a vibrant economy, using the waterfalls on the Grand River as power for local industry. The Scots built solid stone houses, factories and other buildings which have characterized Fergus to this day. Many of the houses and factories built by these early settlers are still in use today -- occasionally occupied by descendents of the original owners.

The renovated Old Mill in Fergus, Ontario - picture taken from across the Grand RiverMonkland Mills (also known as Walkley's Mill),
Fergus, Ontario -- 1999

This site will provide a photographic history of some of the old buildings which are still in use.

Pages include comparative old and recent photos of some of the buildings on Fergus' main street,  as well as the photographic history of the Templin Carriage Works -- one of the older buildings in town which has evolved as conditions have changed. 

This GRI-section of the site also had a page of links to other web sites on Fergus. We decided to keep it. For a more in-depth overview of Centre Wellington businesses please viist our business directory.

We also created a picture gallery of all the photos in this GRI-section.


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Seen The Contents Of This Page Before?

GRIThis section was previously published on gri.ca - which has provided consulting services on agriculture, health policy, information technology, management and training in developing countries for the past 18 years. When John Gordon moved away from our area in 2009 he asked us to take care of his pages about his beloved Fergus, Ontario.

Maybe you have visited his pages before; this is what it looked like back then (click to enlarge):

Screenshot old GRI pages

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