Elora, north of Kitchener, Ontario, is a quaint village originally settled in the early 1800's by Scottish pioneers and was later founded in 1832 by Captain Gilkison, who was interested in the town's potential for water power.
This community has a great downtown area which has several small boutiques, such as "Frock and Dilettante" on Mill St W, which sells exclusively Canadian made items, as well as other art galleries and cafes.
Cafe Creperie is my favourite Cafe and I always enjoy their home made Chef's Special Savoury Crepe!
The Artist Studio and Gallery XOLO is a great place to find that original carved blown glass or oil painting for someone special on your Christmas list!
The Elora Bread Trading Company on Metcalfe Street is a not-to-miss place to visit - we love this great bakery!
There is the Elora Gorge and the Quarry to visit while you are in the area which is a popular spot with tourists, and also the year round Elora Farmers Market and Wellington County Museum.
Elora is a great place for a road trip at any time of year, but it is especially good for finding those unique Christmas gifts for loved ones - especially as the village is holding a Starlight Shopping event on November 20 & 21 - stores will be open until 9:00 pm.
If your in the Kitchener area, try to visit pretty Elora - you'll be glad you did!
Thanks to Kendra Marr for her input and photographs
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Dec 11, 17 05:16 AM
I was sitting outside where I work at Dofasco in Hamilton at about 10 am. All of a sudden a group of pigeons scattered and a large greyish white raptor
Dec 10, 17 06:16 PM
Walking along Glasgow Road, beside the Humber River, in Bolton, I rounded a bend in the road and a cougar ran up the embankment from the river and across
Dec 10, 17 10:00 AM
This is one of our non-migratory species so it is around the bird-feeders all year long, but shows up so well against the snow, in the winter time.
The Village of Elora Ontario
Elora's Smiling Man