Friday, November 17, 2017
Following a year-long community-supported restoration project, this unique, steel-clad rural Ontario building was brought back to its original charming state. The church's interior has been restored to reflect its appearance during the 1890s, and features gleaming hardwood floor, colourful stained glass windows, cathedral ceiling, and decorative wrought-iron trimmed pews. At its new home, the church overlooks the majestic rolling hills of Mulmur Township, as well as the unique Dufferin county Museum & Archives facility, gardens and grounds.
Churches such as this were once common in rural Ontario, but many have disappeared. An important symbol and reminder of the "lost" structures and communities of Dufferin's past, the church now stands proudly atop the hill at Highway 89 & Airport Road. Thanks to our community and supporters, the doors of the former Corbetton Methodist Church are again open to the public.
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