Victoria Square Park, Colborne

Cramahe Township Ontario

Village Square Park – Designated

The fountain pre-dating 1903, graced the south end of the Square. It was replaced with a new fountain installed in the year 2000.

Standing, pointing south are two 6,000 pound cannons from the Crimean War, positioned there between 1907 and 1910.

The World War I cenotaph was dedicated in 1922.

The World War II and Korean War cenotaphs also grace the site.

The Ontario Heritage Foundation has placed their plaque on the site.

More recently, a gazebo was erected in the North West side of Victoria Square. It is used for musical presentations and other events important to the village.

History or Associative Value

Victoria Square is an unique physical space in the Village of Colborne. The park was first laid out by Joseph Abbott Keeler in the original town plan of 1815. It mimics a village feature common to the Eastern United States in the 1700s and was brought to Cramahe township by UEL settlers who arrived in the area in 1795. The area of the Square was first surveyed in the original “Reid Plan” in 1854. In 1882 Victoria Square land was formally donated by Joseph Keeler M.P. (Joseph III) to the village of Colborne.

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