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Then and Now

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These historical photos and personal stories of past people, places, and events are made possible through the continued support of Bourgeois Auto Group as part of our Community Leaders Program.


<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Born Ruffians waxing nostalgic about music and beautiful Midland

THEN AND NOW: Born Ruffians waxing nostalgic about music and beautiful Midland

Now in its 20th year, the band formed while members were students at Midland Secondary School
Santa’s visits keep the holiday spirit strong in Midland <b>(12 photos)</b>

Santa’s visits keep the holiday spirit strong in Midland (12 photos)

Streets were bustling with Christmas celebrants even when town's population closer to 3,000
<b>Then and Now:</b> Take a walk through history, natural beauty at Champlain Wendat Rotary Park <b>(12 photos)</b>

Then and Now: Take a walk through history, natural beauty at Champlain Wendat Rotary Park (12 photos)

Park shows what a municipality can do with its waterfront when remediating lands once used for commercial/industrial purposes

Then and Now: A good egg, and passionate volunteers saved the Wye Marsh (8 photos)

The Wye Marsh, where even the chickadees take only what they need
<b>Then and Now:</b> Finding a one in a million connection at the Huronia Museum (<b>10 photos</b>)

Then and Now: Finding a one in a million connection at the Huronia Museum (10 photos)

The collection at Huronia Museum has grown in the nearly 75 years the museum has existed, and contains items that date as far back as 12,000 years
<b>Then and Now:</b> Midland's crown jewel has been welcoming guests for decades <b>(4 Photos)</b>

Then and Now: Midland's crown jewel has been welcoming guests for decades (4 Photos)

Little Lake Park serves the similar purpose and need it did during its initial development; an oasis away from the hustle and bustle
<b>Then and Now:</b> Midland's once-bustling harbour still provides idyllic views of Georgian Bay <b>(6 photos)</b>

Then and Now: Midland's once-bustling harbour still provides idyllic views of Georgian Bay (6 photos)

The train no longer visits Midland and only one grain elevator remains from town's busy industrial days
<b>Then and Now:</b> Rawley Luxury Resort, Spa and Marina celebrates centennial

Then and Now: Rawley Luxury Resort, Spa and Marina celebrates centennial

Port Severn business opened shortly after the Spanish Flu pandemic and is now operating through another global pandemic
Then And Now: 1 County Road 6 North, Tiny Twp

Then And Now: 1 County Road 6 North, Tiny Twp

Perkinsfield printing company has lengthy history as a general store and more alongside popular four-corner thoroughfare
<b>Then and Now:</b> Wyebridge once a bustling commercial centre

Then and Now: Wyebridge once a bustling commercial centre

Home of McRae family, North Simcoe’s prominent 1800s merchant family, remains a historic landmark alongside iconic Wyebridge crossing