08 Jun
2008
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The Sun Sets on Muskoka’s Historic Marygrove

For those of you following the story about Marygrove formerly the Glen Home Hotel circa 1939 in Muskoka.
Well shes gone now. Hope The Sisters are happy.
See also: The Wrecking Ball Takes Down Another Historic Muskoka Landmark

and …
The Continuing Destruction of Muskoka Courtesy of your Muskoka Lakes Township Council

The Sun Sets on Marygrove

Muskoka Marygrove destroyed

Twisted Sisters Stoves Waiting for the Scrap Man

Marygrove Muskoka Scrap

And after a hard days work remember to drink Muskoka Dry

Muskoka Dry



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04 Sep
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Eye Candy on the Lakes

There is without question some beautifully designed cottages and boathouses on the Muskoka Lakes. Here is a photo of a newly built boathouse on Lake Joseph across from the Lake Joe Club in Port Sandfield. It is built on one of the lots that were created from the tear down of the historic Marygrove or Glen Home Hotel.
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29 May
2008
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The Continuing Destruction of Muskoka, Courtesy of your Muskoka Lakes Township Council

The developers came with the worlds greatest plans and we wrote all down as the progress of man …

The previous post about Marygrove formerly the Glen Home Hotel circa 1939 seems to have created quite a stir. I received many e-mails and comments from people that are very furious with what has transpired here.

The Muskoka Lakes heritage committee and the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario had recommended that Marygrove be preserved due to its historical and architectural significance. The Muskoka Lakes township council ignored these request and decided to grant demolition permits and rezoning to allow for four new cottage lots to be developed instead. This hapless and cavalier decision resulted in the resignation of all seven Muskoka Lakes heritage committee members.

This photo was taken from the docks of the Lake Joe Club on Saturday May 24, 2008. It shows the last standing portion of Marygrove which is now reduced to rubble. The oblivious expressions of the boaters are rather fitting.

Marygrove formerly Glen Home Hotel 1939 Muskoka



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26 May
2008
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The wrecking ball takes down another historic Muskoka landmark.

Marygrove (formerly Glen Home Hotel) was an important historical structure on the shores of Lake Joseph, Muskoka. It was a rare example of streamline moderne architectural style built in 1939.

It was operated as the Glen Home Hotel until labour day 1974. In 1975 it was purchased by the Sisters of St. Joseph and used as a seasonal religous retreat, renamed Marygrove. The Sisters put the site up for sale last year with no takers. They recently applied for rezoning from commercial to residential and received a demolition permit from town council. It seems the property is more marketable by carting everything off to landfill and making 4 new cottage lots. They wasted no time in tearing it down. Below is a photo showing part of the structure that’s still standing. Next week it will become a memory.

Other Photos of Marygrove

Article from the Bracebridge Examiner

Article from the Globe and Mail

Article from The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario

Marygrove Lake Joseph



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