ADDING A FEW TOUCHES TO DOWNTOWN THOROLD

 

New bike racks being installed

New bike racks being installed

New bench

New bench in front of On the Front Cafe

There are a few new touches in downtown Thorold. For one thing, the BIA has installed more bicycle racks, some of which were to replace those which were stolen last year. They also put in a couple of benches so far, with possibly more to come. The benches remind of an ironing board we used to have (an ironing what? – never mind) but, while comfortable enough to sit on, they look uncomfortable to sleep on (or pass out on), which was probably the idea.

The Thorold Public Library, too, has purchased new racks, which are to be installed soon (a different kind) from those downtown. The new racks were made necessary by last year’s theft of the old bicycle

Lock 7 Viewing Centre now more than just a tourism information centre

Lock 7 Viewing Centre now more than just a tourism information centre

One of the display cases

One of the display cases

rack.

Although still a work in progress, the Thorold and Beaverdams Historical Society’s museum at the Lock 7 Viewing Centre is taking shape and looking good.

Lots of photos, artifacts and documents. Recognize the sign anyone?

Lots of photos, artifacts and documents. Recognize the sign anyone?

If you were upset about the loss of green space when the City tore out Centennial Park (beside Fire Station #1 on Towpath), there’s now a new Centennial Park across Albert St. beside the Old Fire Hall. It mat not be quite the same with an emotional attachment to the original site, but it looks good, or at least will when the grass comes back to life.

Former site of Centennial Park

Former site of Centennial Park

View from the Old Fire Hall

View from the Old Fire Hall

New park from Albert St.

New park from Albert St.

First Cotton Factory plaque

First Cotton Factory plaque

From the northeast corner of the park

From the northeast corner of the park

Original Centennial Park marker

Original Centennial Park marker

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