Old Places in Ontario, Canada
(Washago 1957-1959 and Elliot Lake 1959-1963)
(20 km north of Orillia, Ontario)
Severn River in Washago
The road where we lived (Hepinstall Landing) is on the left side of the river.
Washago - where our house once stood
(View from south to north)
The name of the road is "Hepinstall Landing"
Our house was on the left side of the road,
Up the hill on the left side is Washago's main street: "Muskoka Street"
The Severn River is on the right side.
Same road ("Hepinstall Landing") from the other side
(View from north to south)
Our house was on the right side farther up the road.
The "Dobson House" up the hill
(View from "our place" up to Muskoka Street)
Washago Public School
where I attended first and second grade 1957-1959
I took this photo April 1975, a few weeks before the building was torn down.
St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Washago
(20 km north of Washago)
The Orillia Opera House
most famous son,
performed here many times.
You are listening to
"Is There Anyone Home"
Written and performed by
Canada's number one singer-songwriter
From the album
"Sundown" 1974 by Gordon Lightfoot
Orillia Hospital where Patricia was born
Elliot Lake, Ontario
Ferguson Road 36 and 34
August 1959 - September 1963
Corner Axmith Avenue and Ferguson Road
Elliot Lake Lower Plaza
Dad's Radio and TV Shop
used to be
Elliot Lake Theatre
Where we went to the movies almost every Saturday afternoon
Ontario Avenue in Elliot Lake
This is where
once had his
Electrical Installation and Repair Shop
(about 100 m down the avenue).
Elliot Lake Beach
Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School
Pete, Joe, Sylvia and Bianca
attended this school.
In the sixties the left part of the school building was attended by the "English".
And the "French" went to school on the right side.
School Back Yard
Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church
St. Joseph's Hospital in Elliot Lake where Robert was born 1960.
The Lake (Elliot Lake) can be seen behind the hospital.
Elliot Lake as viewed from the Fire Tower
Mount Dufour in Elliot Lake
This is where Dad, Joe and Pete learned how to ski ,,,
Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks
My favourite hockey player and favourite hockey team since 1961
(Photo taken 2006 by Peter Schinwald at
The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto
"Toronto the Good"
All photographs copyright © 2006 by Peter Schinwald