Midland, Ontario

Hubby’s ex-colleague made a huge moved to a tiny little town called Tiny, Ontario. It’s about 30 minutes north of Barrie, so an hour and half drive from Toronto. They opened up a beautifully renovated Country Style Coffee House right off Hwy 27. We were so lucky to have A & M as our tour guide for the afternoon. They took half a day off and showed us around town. One of the lovely spots they showed is Midland, Ontario.
Midland, ON

In and around Midland there are a number of murals painted by now deceased artist Fred Lenz. The largest, depicting a meeting between a local native and Jesuit Missionary Jean de Brebeuf, is the Millenium Mural, situated on the silos overlooking the main harbour.

Midland, ON

Very busy waterfront

Midland, ON

Midland is the main town of the southern Georgian Bay area. Boating is very popular here in the summer time.

Midland, ON

Another mural by Fred Lenz in the city of Midland. This one depicts the Midland Railway. It ran from 1879 till 1998 for commercial and passenger use.

Midland, ON

There are many beautiful little boutique shop around town.

Midland, ON

Midland, ON

Midland, ON

Guess what, this red brick structure is actually a bowling alley!Midland, ON

After visiting the city centre, A & M took us to see some beautiful waterfront properties. It’s hard to tell from the pictures below, but we seriously thought that we were in Florida. The mediterranean style houses with the red roofs are definitely reminiscent of the popular vacation destination!
Midland, ON

Midland, ON

Midland, ON

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Then finally, off to see some enormous cottages. Not the house in the picture you see below, that’s just a boat house. The cottages themselves look like castles… LOLMidland, ON

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Thanks A & M. We definitely want to visit you guys again. Saw your boating pictures, so jealous!