The south side of the Elora Mill - Elora, Ontario
M is for MILL
This old grist mill is an Elora landmark and the only five-story mill left in Ontario. A few years ago the mill was renovated and converted into an inn but in November 2010 it closed. Now plans are under way for a historical restoration (whatever that means) and renovations, especially to the roof.
In sepia, the east side of the mill
Taken from upstream, the second photo has an old-timey feel. Signs on the temporary fence on the other side of this building (which you cannot see) say the inn will reopen in 2013. Apparently there are plans for expansion on the south side of the river so that eventually there will be 75 guest rooms as well as commercial and retail space.
The west side, which is downstream
I am sure the renovations will be good for the town's tourism, but I will be sad to see the derelict buildings torn down on the south side of the river (where I was standing to take these photos), which I fear will be a must. Right now they are great places to photograph, and I will post some of my latest photos soon.
I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE