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Old Posted Sep 3, 2008, 3:50 AM
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Ontario Stone Towns | ST. MARYS

St. Marys, Ontario

St. Marys, often referred to as "Stonetown," is located on the Thames River north of
London. It was settled in the 1840s and boasts many beautiful 19th century limestone
structures. This is the fifth stone town I've posted; the others are Fergus,
Elora, Galt and Guelph.






















































































































STONED Series:
FergusFlamboroughElora
GaltOld HamiltonGuelph

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Great pictures once again. I like seeing all of these stone towns.

The building is the second picture looks really great.
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Very nice pictures!! Thanks for the photoshoot!!
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Man your stoned pictures are always worth the toke.
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I sure feel stoned now

Love the last picture
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Lovely town. Your pictures are great as usual.
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infinitely more fascinating than my hometown of St. Marys, PA
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Wow, what a great array of old stone buildings. Beautiful. Thanks for the tour flar.
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infinitely more fascinating than my hometown of St. Marys, PA
Your St. Marys looks about double the size of this one. St. Marys, Ontario is a very small town, about 6000 people.
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Now I know where the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is! Thanks, Flar.

Great tour!
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Friends and neighbors, this is what results when a town is built by people who give a damn. Take these lessons and make them your own.
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nice town. did you get to the hall of fame? they've got a nice ball park there, too.
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My old hometown! I figured you'd hit this sooner or later. God, such a beautiful place to grow up.



I lived in this house and my dad preached at that church from 1985-1990. we moved to this horrible suburban tract in Barrie when dad took a job at a bigger church. No wonder I have such a hate on for suburbia now!

Both CN (former Grand Trunk and Great Western) mainlines went through this town - the lines to Sarnia and Windsor. The Sarnia line has since been torn up and made into a walking trail - complete with what's now a huge pedestrian bridge - thus preserving the 100+ year old structure. The VIA still stops here. Two trains a day run towards London and Toronto.
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Great tour of a neat little town
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I'm absolutely enamored with that architecture.

And the photos were great, like always.
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Gems of structures and excellent shots! Those second empire victorians are rare, great to see some here!
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they just don't build 'em like they used to. mostly. which is a shame.

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I've never been to St. Marys, and it looks like I should go for a visit.
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A good hockey town, I recall playing a lot of good hockey teams from St. Marys when I was young.

Thanks all
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