Thorold

What is Thorold known for?


historical interest

''' - Historical displays, bandstand and playground equipment. It is not far from the actual location of the battle site. One of the locks of the second canal has been partially excavated for its historical interest. '''McMillan Park''' - Baseball diamond, and playground equipment. '''Sullivan Park''' - Baseball diamond, splash pad, and playground equipment. '''Hutt Park''' - Baseball diamond and playground equipment. '''Confederation Park''' - Baseball diamond, soccer field, basketball court, tennis


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of Niagara Niagara Region and beyond for almost 20 years in community based activities, civic parades, military parades, and a variety of other events. The Pipe Band is solely supported by fundraising activities. The band's weekly practices are hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 17. The band's typical parade season is from May to November. '''Official Name''': The "City of Thorold Pipe Band" '''Clan''': MacGregor '''Motto''': 'S rioghal mo dhream (Gaelic: Royal


national news

made national news in 2001. birth_date '''Armand "Bep" Guidolin''' (December 9, 1925 – November 24, 2008) was a Canadian (Canada) National Hockey League player. He was born in Thorold, Ontario. He and Eleanor, his wife of 62 years, had four children. DATE OF BIRTH December 9, 1925 PLACE OF BIRTH


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of Niagara Niagara Region and beyond for almost 20 years in community based activities, civic parades, military parades, and a variety of other events. The Pipe Band is solely supported by fundraising activities. The band's weekly practices are hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 17. The band's typical parade season is from May to November. '''Official Name''': The "City of Thorold Pipe Band" '''Clan''': MacGregor '''Motto''': 'S rioghal mo dhream (Gaelic: Royal


battle site

. In 1975 the town became incorporated as the City of Thorold. Thorold is also the location of the War of 1812 battle site, Beaverdams (Battle of Beaver Dams), where, on June 25, 1813, Colonel Charles Boerstler and his American (United States) troops were defeated by a force of 80 British (United Kingdom) regulars (Regular Force) and 300 Caughnawaga Mohawks (Mohawk Nation). Historical sites thumb 200px left Old Fire Hall (File:Old Firehall Thorold.jpg) thumb 200px left Welland Mills before restoration. (Image:wmills2.jpg) '''Decew House''', on DeCew Road, was constructed in the late 18th century as a home for British Captain John B. DeCou. It served as the area's British headquarters during the War of 1812. On June 22, 1813, Laura Secord journeyed from Queenston (Queenston, Ontario) to DeCew House to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon of an impending American attack. FitzGibbon and his men were able to capture the American force and help turn the tide of the war. The house was destroyed by fire in 1950 but the site is commemorated by the rebuilt foundation and a plaque. This Landmark is around the corner from popular hangout spot for young teens confederation park. '''The Old Fire Hall''', at 12 Albert Street West, was constructed next to the Second Welland Canal (Welland Canal#Second Welland Canal) in 1878. This building once housed Thorold's police force and, to this day, contains a jail in the basement. For many years, the fire bell tolled for the town's strictly enforced nine o'clock curfew. The Old Firehall was designed by the architect John Latshaw and built for $2,483. It has a combination bell tower and hose tower, yellow and red brickwork, semi-circular wood windows, and a circular wood window in the gable end at the tower. Decorative yellow brick arches frame each window. The bell which hung in its tower remained in use until 1964, when the fire department moved into its new hall on nearby Towpath Street. In 1967 the old bell was installed outside the new firehall. The "Old Hall" was used as the Thorold YMCA for several years thereafter. '''Chestnut Hall''', at 14 Ormond Street North, is a carefully restored 1862 building that was once home to John McDonagh, a lumber merchant and mayor of the Town of Thorold from 1881–1884. Chestnut Hall currently houses the Thorold & Beaverdams Historical Society, in addition to the Thorold Museum and part of the Thorold Public Library (public library). '''St. Johns School House (One-room school)''', on Hollow Road, is a single-room wooden school house located in the west portion of Thorold. Opening in 1804, it was the first free school (Secular education) in Upper Canada. The first teacher at the school was Samuel Birdsall. The enrolment in 1826 was recorded as 29 students. The building was fully restored in 1974. '''Maplehurst''', at 14 Saint David's Road West, is a Thorold landmark and the former home of Jacob Keefer. The mansion sits on the highest rise in the city offering a commanding view of the community below. Built by Hugh Keefer in 1885, this red stone structure with elaborate gables and dormers has been variously used in the past as a residence, a hospital, and a private nursing home. Maplehurst was recently restored to its original condition and is currently known as the Keefer Mansion, a 10 room inn (Public_house#Inns) noted for its fine dining. '''Welland Mills''', at 20 Pine Street North, was constructed in 1846 on the bank of the second Welland Canal by Jacob Keefer and, at that time, it contained the largest watermill in Canada. The Keefers were entrepreneurs and are considered one of Thorold's founding families. At its height, the mill was capable of manufacturing 300 barrel (barrel (unit))s (89 tonnes) of flour per day and storing 70,000 bushels (1,900 tonnes) of wheat and 5,000 barrels (440 tonnes) of flour. Today, the Welland Mills building has been restored offering commercial space on the ground floor and residential apartments above. '''Beaverdams Methodist (Methodism) Church (Church (building)) and Burying Ground (Cemetery)''', on Marlatt's Road, was constructed in 1832. Beaverdams Church is the oldest Methodist Church still standing in Ontario. The first minister to preach in the chapel was Reverend Egerton Ryerson, who is largely responsible for founding the province of Ontario's education system. '''Soldiers' Monument''' is a war memorial monument that commemorates World War I (1914–1919), World War II (1939–1945) and the Korean War (1950–1953). Located in Memorial Park, at the corner of Albert and Chapel streets, it was unveiled on Sunday, October 30, 1921 and was erected by the citizens of Thorold to: "Honour the Memory of the Men of Thorold, who gave their lives for the cause of freedom in the great war, and in grateful remembrance of those who shared its dangers." '''The Old Public Library''', at 1 Ormond Street South, is one of 156 Carnegie libraries (Carnegie library) to have been funded in Canada. The building, designed by architect A.E. Nicholson, was opened in 1912. The library moved from here to its present home in Chestnut Hall in 1983. The building now serves as the Thorold Seniors' (Pensioner) Centre. Communities The '''Thorold Blackhawks''' are a Canadian (Canada) junior (junior hockey) ice hockey team based in Thorold, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Golden Horseshoe division of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.


community based

) made the first transit, upbound to Buffalo, N.Y. (Buffalo, New York), with Merritt as a passenger on her deck. The first canal ran from Port Dalhousie, Ontario on Lake Ontario south along Twelve Mile Creek to St. Catharines. From there it took a winding route up the Niagara Escarpment through Merritton, Ontario to Thorold, where it continued south via Allanburg to Port Robinson, Ontario on the Welland River. Ships went east (downstream) on the Welland River to Chippawa, at the south (upper) end of the old portage road, where they made a sharp right turn into the Niagara river, upstream towards Lake Erie. Originally, the section between Allanburg and Port Robinson was planned to be carried in a subterranean tunnel. However, the sandy soil in this part of Ontario made a tunnel infeasible, and a deep open-cut canal was dug instead. Government The greater part of the peninsula is incorporated as the Regional Municipality of Niagara. Cities in the region include St. Catharines, Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, Ontario), Thorold, Port Colborne and Welland. Towns include Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lincoln (Lincoln, Ontario), Pelham (Pelham, Ontario), Grimsby (Grimsby, Ontario) and Fort Erie (Fort Erie, Ontario), as well as the townships Wainfleet and West Lincoln (West Lincoln, Ontario). The remainder of the peninsula encompasses parts of the Hamilton, Ontario City of Hamilton


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thumb 200px Sunset from the boardwalk at Mel Swart Park. (Image:MelSwartPark.jpg) '''Mel Swart Conservation Park''' is a waterfront park located on Lake Gibson. The park offers a large track along the perimeter, and has a boardwalk suspended out over the lake. The park is a popular site for family picnics. '''Short Hills Provincial Park''' is partially located in the City of Thorold. Some other of the numerous recreational parks in the city include: '''Battle of Beaverdams Park''' - Historical displays, bandstand and playground equipment. It is not far from the actual location of the battle site. One of the locks of the second canal has been partially excavated for its historical interest. '''McMillan Park''' - Baseball diamond, and playground equipment. '''Sullivan Park''' - Baseball diamond, splash pad, and playground equipment. '''Hutt Park''' - Baseball diamond and playground equipment. '''Confederation Park''' - Baseball diamond, soccer field, basketball court, tennis courts, Splash pad, and playground equipment. '''C.E. Grosse Park''' - Soccer field, wading pool and playground equipment. '''Beaverdams Park''' - Baseball diamond, basketball court and playground equipment. '''McAdam Park''' - Baseball diamond, Skatepark and playground equipment. Transportation Thorold Tunnel The Thorold Tunnel is an underwater vehicular tunnel, built between 1965 and 1967, which allows Highway 58 (Highway 58 (Ontario)) to cross the Welland Canal without interrupting shipping. It is the longest tunnel in Ontario. '''Technical information''': * Length: The '''Thorold Blackhawks''' are a Canadian (Canada) junior (junior hockey) ice hockey team based in Thorold, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Golden Horseshoe division of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.


made national

made national news in 2001. birth_date The '''Thorold Blackhawks''' are a Canadian (Canada) junior (junior hockey) ice hockey team based in Thorold, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Golden Horseshoe division of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.


popular site

thumb 200px Sunset from the boardwalk at Mel Swart Park. (Image:MelSwartPark.jpg) '''Mel Swart Conservation Park''' is a waterfront park located on Lake Gibson. The park offers a large track along the perimeter, and has a boardwalk suspended out over the lake. The park is a popular site for family picnics. '''Short Hills Provincial Park''' is partially located in the City of Thorold. Some other of the numerous recreational parks in the city include: '''Battle of Beaverdams Park


show

with the arrival of the first ship of the year through Lock 7. Usually held in late March. '''Italia-in-Festa''' - Celebrating Italian food, drink, dance and entertainment. Thorold is rich in Italian history and is the ideal location for a celebration of this culture. Usually held the last weekend in June. '''Thorold Arts & Crafts Show''' - This event, begun in 1979, and ''was'' held during the month of July The event was moved from Battle of Beaverdams park to the Thorold Community Arena

on Front Street in 2007 and is held during the last weekend of May each year. '''Thorold Antique Car Show''' - Downtown Thorold is the location for this event, generally held at the end of July. '''The Canal Bank Shuffle''' - A three-day-long, annual festival of music and dance in the downtown core. The Shuffle attracts some of North American's top Blues musicians and features over 20 acts at a dozen venues within walking distance of each other. (Member

of the Crossborder Blues group.Annual Santa Claus Parade''' - The Santa Claus Parade is held in November each year, and runs through the downtown core of the city. '''November Thorold's Christmas Arts & Crafts Show''' - The November Arts & Crafts Show is held at Thorold Secondary School the third weekend of November each year. City of Thorold Pipe Band The City of Thorold Pipe Band has been serving the Regional Municipality

Thorold

'''Thorold''' (2011 population 17,931) is a city in Ontario, Canada, located on the Niagara Escarpment. It is also the seat of the Regional Municipality of Niagara.

The Welland Canal passes through the heart of the city, and the Twin Flight Lock (Lock (water transport))s, located downtown, attract thousands of tourists annually.

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