Locations

Harriston-Minto Agricultural Society

The Harriston-Minto Agricultural Society organizes the annual Harriston-Minto Fall Fair. They also sponsor and fund other community events and fundraisers in an effort to promote agricultural awareness.

Harriston Historical Society

The Harriston Historical Society works towards the preservation of local history. Their largest collection of historical documents and artifacts is located on the top floor of the Harriston Library.

Harriston & District Horticultural Society

The Harriston & District Horticultural Society’s main event is the annual Garden Festival, featuring a variety of flowers, plants, vegetables and outdoor crafts and decorations. They are also involved in the maintenance of public flower boxes and beds, as well as educating youth on the importance of horticulture.

Town of Minto Optimist Club

The Town of Minto Optimist Club works with other community service clubs and groups to raise funds for local youth projects. Their primary fundraiser is the annual Palmerston Bobtail Truck, Car & Motorcycle Show.

Minto Heritage Plaque: Palmerston Railway Walking Bridge

In 1871, the grand Western Railway line through Palmerston was completed. Although the railway helped the local economy, the expansion of the rail yard through Queen Street posed a serious threat to pedestrians. To ensure public safety, the Railway Commission of Canada ordered the town to close Queen Street and in 1911 the Grand Trunk built a 700' steel pedestrian bridge over the yard. The yard closed, and in 1998 the town purchased the site.

Old 81

Engine 81 is a steam engine nicknamed ‘Old 81’ by the residents of Palmerston. Resting on its own track in the Palmerston Lions Heritage Park, it proudly surveys the downtown area. ‘Old 81’ turned one hundred years old in 2010.

Tannery Park

Nestled in Harriston’s downtown, Tannery Park lies directly over top of the Maitland River. Its features include a historic mural, flower beds, and a grass-lined path at the rear of the park.

Communities in Bloom Book 2017

View Minto's 2017 Communities in Bloom Book! Learn more about Minto's Floral Displays, Heritage, Landscaping, Environment, Waste Management, and more!

Bevelled Edge - Blade and Blacksmith

Since 2003, blacksmith Mike Shannon has been making custom knives, swords, candelabras and other decorative metal work under the business moniker of Bevelled Edge. His forge is located in Drew.

WildThings Plant Farm

Wild Things Plant Farm has a wide variety of native and exotic plant species on display in their gardens, greenhouses and along their walking trail.

Minto Heritage Plaque: Rev. Smithhurst

Reverend john Smithurst was ordained by the Church of England in 1939 and served as a missionary to the aboriginal people at the Red River Settlements in Manitoba for twelve years. He settled in the Township of Minto in 1852 when he was appointed Rector of St. John's Anglican church in Elora, Ontario.

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