Historical Unveiling - SwedeTown

Gravenhurst, ON Please join Mayor Kelly, members of Council and the Gravenhurst Municipal Heritage Committee (MHC) on Phillip Street East in the heart of Swedetown at the eastern most entrance to Gull Lake Park as they unveil an interpretive panel that celebrates this wonderful heritage.

Between 1880 and 1910 over 40 families came to Gravenhurst from the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland. They built their homes near each other in an area east of Muskoka Road between David and Phillip Streets. Local residents named the area Swedetown, although Danish and Norwegian settlers were predominant. These men and women-built businesses, a church, and several of our most iconic landmarks giving us a lasting legacy.

EVENT: Historical Panel unveiling – Wednesday, September 21, 2022

TIME(S): 2:00 p.m., Mayor Kelly will share opening/welcoming remarks, members of the MHC will provide further historical context and remarks.

LOCATION:  Phillip Street East, (eastern entrance of Gull Lake Rotary Park)

CONTACT:  Judy Humphries