Special Events

Special Events in the History of the Township of Muskoka Lakes



Royal Visit
July 4, 1959, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her husband His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arrived by train to visit the community of Torrance. That is how the Queen's Walk Road received its name.


queen and prince



queen and a girl



queen and the reeve


The Queen and Prince Philip greet the public in Torrance from the train station. Former Clerk of the United Townships of Medora and Wood, W.J. Dodd looks on as the Queen receives a flower from an admirer. Queen Elizabeth and former Reeve of the United Townships of Medora and Wood, Archie Pain led the procession down Queen's Walk Road.
More pictures of the visit  


queen and phillip



queen and phillip at the train station



queen and phillip speaking to guests




                                                    queen and the reeve in the crowd     queen writing


Lieutenant Governor's Visit - April 24, 2002


The Honourable James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, made his first official visit to his home town of Port Carling. At that time, His Honour visited the Township of Muskoka Lakes Municipal Office and signed the official guest book previously signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness, Prince Philip during their visit to Torrance in 1959. A reception at the Norma and Miller Alloway Muskoka Lakes Library followed the official visit in celebration of the occasion.




LG and council



LG and mayor



lg signing event




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