Listowel Ontario Visited
by Gary McWilliams (aka Festival Nomad)
It’s funny, I’ve driven through Listowel a number of times, but have never noticed how interesting it was!
Even though it was winter when we visited Listowel, the character of the town “shone through“!
On the outskirts of Listowel were the Listowel Fairgrounds.
We were familiar with the Listowel Fair, as we had worked with the Listowel Agricultural Society in the past.
Like in most small Ontario towns, fairs and fairgrounds play a large part in the culture of their community.
As we drove towards the Listowel’s core area, we past other important “components” that make up the character of any community.
First we past through a residential area.
And then the downtown area.
Shops offering services and products to local residents line the street.
Once we had past through the downtown, we started noticing beautiful older buildings.
I definitely had not noticed these charming heritage buildings and residence on previous drive throughs!
I imagined the homes in the summer and they became even more appealing!
Eventually we passed through this second residential section and came to other commercial buildings.
That’s when we discovered the “Pumping Station“!
Actually, the Pumping Station is the “home” of the North Perth Chamber of Commerce.
It was such an interesting building, that we decided to use it as the “backdrop” for our Listowel Oh Canada Eh! Game video.
Moving on from the Pumping Station, we passed the beautiful North Perth (Listowel Branch) Public Library.
Continuing our way out of Listowel, we passed the Municipality of North Perth’s offices.
A picturesque community that needs to be re-visited during the summer months.