............ this is one of my favourite places to visit. Every spring when the weather gets warmer my husband, daughter and I like to go here for a Sunday afternoon....in the lil' town of Kleinberg. Actually it's suburb of Toronto......and only 20 minutes from my house and that's not even using the highway but plowing through the city. The main street here still keeps its charm and has cute restaurants and boutiques.......so we go for an ice cream or a coffee in one of the outdoor cafe's.......they now have a Starbuck's so we can get our dose of caffeine. it's kind of nice to leave the hustle and bustle of the city and just walk around this peaceful place. I noticed lately it is very busy especially on a warm weekend..... lots of families with kids, some with pricey cars just driving around, and just plain tourists snapping away with their camera's.
On Saturdays there are a lot of wedding parties having their pics taken in and around. Love looking at the different wedding gowns that the brides wear...... dreaming about when my daughter gets married.
A Historic Glimpse of The Doctor’s House
(source; The Doctor's House website)
Just down the hill from where you now sit is the site of the gristmill whose owner gave Kleinburg its name. In 1847, an Alsatian immigrant, John Klein, built his mill on the banks of the Humber to grind the local settlers’ grain.
In its agricultural heyday, commemorated with the village’s annual Binder Twine festival, Kleinburg’s hotels and harness shops served the needs of the local farmers as well as others passing through on their way to town. Nowadays, Kleinburg is noted as the home of the magnificently sited McMichael Canadian Art Collection and as a village that has sacrificed none of its 19th century charm to the nearby city.
The Doctor’s House itself dates back to 1867, the year of Confederation. It earned its name by being home to a succession of medical men, the last of whom, Dr. Thomas Henry Robinson, practiced here for 52 years.
A new chapter in the house’s history opened when a restaurant was built on the property in 1974. A major rebuilding and expansion program was completed in the spring of 1993. It was at this time that six finely appointed banquet rooms and a chapel were added to the original building.
The hallmark of the Doctor’s House is superb cuisine, elegant ambiance and attentive service.
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