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Community Information


"Bracebridge
was named for the book "Bracebridge Hall" by Washington
Irving. Someone in the Post Office had been reading it at the time
the name of North Falls was to be made into a Post Office."

from Beatrice Scovell, The Muskoka StoryCottage Properties

Bracebridge
Falls


Once called North Falls, a foaming torrent near the main street of
town, harnessed for municipal power. Alongside you will find
Bracebridge Hydro Generating Station. Bracebridge, Muskoka was the
first town in Ontario to have its own hydro generating station,
built in 1894.

The picture on the right is Bracebridge,
Downtown.--->

Manitoba
Street, Bracebridge, Ontario

The Bird’s Mill
Mews, at the Silver Bridge where it crosses the Muskoka
River, was an integral part of the Bird Woolen Mill,
established by Henry J. Bird in 1872. The building was used
to store woolen products. Soon after World War I, the
warehouse was shut down and remained virtually untouched
until 1994, when it was completely revitalized and renovated
by the Town of Bracebridge. The roof was raised, all windows
replaced and enlarged, a side entrance and rear decks were
added and a walkway, under the railroad bridge, to nearby
parking was added in 1995.

Picturesque walkways
were also added, completing the ‘walking tour’ around
the Falls and Bracebridge Bay area, including the circa.
1894 pumping station, Kelvin Grove Park, a beach, and fully
equipped picnic areas. Directly in front of the building is
a well appointed parquet for your resting and sight-seeing
pleasure, while enjoying the landscape and wildflowers.

Community Information

Community
Promotion


A professional image for tourism and community
information, Bracebridge maintains display areas for events, attractions and
various brochures in the Bird Mill Mews Visitor Information
Centre, which the Chamber operates on the Town’s behalf. Members
are always referred first when inquiries are made. Bracebridge
packages are mailed out daily, in addition to packages prepared
regularly for individuals and organizations hosting events,
tournaments, weddings and conferences.

The Chamber helped
fund, and develop 'Bracebridge PasTimes' Heritage Tour Guide,
and four promotional Bracebridge videos:- Experience
Bracebridge, The Heart of Muskoka, Bracebridge Hydro & Water
Centennial
, and A Quality Lifestyle,
available for loan at the library. 'Bracebridge PasTimes' takes
you on an historic journey through Bracebridge, including three
walking tours and two driving tours. Copies are available for
purchase at the Town of Bracebridge offices, and other locations
throughout town. Proceeds go to the Bracebridge Recreation Capital
Fund Foundation for future capital projects.

Events &
Activities


The following are a selection of events and
activities that the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce organizes
and/or supports:

  • Annual Muskoka Business/Industry
    Luncheon

  • Annual Festival of the Falls
  • Annual Golf Tournament
  • Annual Town Canada Day
    Celebration

  • Annual Bracebridge Business
    Achievement Awards and Luncheon

  • Small Business Week
  • Annual Bracebridge Festival of
    Lights

  • Monthly Business After Hours
    (Jan. - June and Sept. - Dec.)

Political

The opportunity to voice concerns to and
through a group that understands your problems and is dedicated to
resolving them by working with local governments, service clubs
and other interest groups to improve business relations.

Tourism/Trade
Shows


The Muskoka Chambers of Commerce and Muskoka
Tourism join together to provide a booth full of information at
various trade shows, promoting our communities and the region. We
also provide Bracebridge promotional materials to booth
participants at other shows.

Annual
Business Meeting

The Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce annual business
meeting of its members is held in the fall of the year. Members
are encouraged to attend and participate in the business of the
Chamber. Vacancies on the Board are filled by election at this
meeting.

Annual
Business Achievement Awards and Luncheon


1994 marked the first year we awarded outstanding
achievement in business. Categories include site enhancement,
entrepreneurship, business of the year (large and small), lifetime
business achievement, and community service. Our annual luncheon honoring
the nominees and winners is held in October.

Business
& Education


The Muskoka Chambers of Commerce and Muskoka
Business Development Corporation often join together to bring you
educational seminars in entrepreneurship, small business trade
shows, and employment opportunity forums.

Schools

 

Georgian
College
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Town of Bracebridge, Bracebridge

St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School-

Town of Bracebridge, Bracebridge

Additional School Information

School Boards in Muskoka

Huntsville Board of Education

Trillium Lakelands District School Board

Simcoe County Roman Catholic Separate



Elementary Schools

Bracebridge Public School 

Glen Orchard Public School  

Gravenhurst Public School 

Jublilee Springs Christian Academy  

Macaulay Public School 

Monck Public School  

Monsignor Michael O'Leary School  

Muskoka Beechgrove School 

Muskoka Christian School 

Muskoka Falls Public School  

Oakley Public School Gravenhurst Highschool 

V.K. Greer Public School  

Watt Public School  

Irwin Memorial 



Secondary Schools

Georgian College 

Nipissing University

Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary

Hunstville High School

Rosseau Lake College

St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School

Alternative Schools 

St. Augustine Society

Links
Of Interest

Bracebridge
Business Improvement Area (B.I.A.)

www.downtownbracebridge.com

Bracebridge
Public Library

www.bracebridge.library.on.ca

Muskoka
Outfitters

Bracebridge
Minor Hockey

Bracebridge
Chamber of Commerce

Children's
Foundation of Muskoka
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Michael Preston-Broker and Contact

Realtor for the Bracebridge Area.

Call: 705 715-6860

Email Michael at

MJPreston@LakeviewRealty.Ca 

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