By: Lesley

Nov 22 2011

Category: Innisfil


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The village of Cookstown enjoyed a period of prosperity when it reinvented itself as an antiques capital of Southern Ontario. Sadly, many of these antique establishments have gone out of business, leaving this picturesque main street with too many empty buildings for lease.

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15 comments on “longing”

  1. Gee that’s too bad. It’s a beautiful little town as your photo shows!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. Now I feel guilty. I’ve driven through Cookstown many times and the only place I stopped at was Tim Horton’s. Then again, antiques are not my thing. So there was nothing I could do to help these guys out. Those buildings sure do look squished.

  3. What a fascinating, and colourful, blend of architectural styles. The large red brick house seems to have a surprised expression on it’s face!! (but then I always have had a crazy imagination!!)

  4. Certainly the old buildings are beautiful and makes me wonder how it would have been in, when it was still new!

  5. Wow, the one house really looks squeezed in there. But it is cute and I love the colors. Great capture!

  6. Ahh – it looks really pretty – hopefully it can regain it’s theme or place in life soon!

  7. So cute! It is so sad to see them empty.

  8. Sounds like a good place for retirees to live—right downtown, with a living room that used to be an antique store!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  9. Leslie, thank you for your visit on Blue Monday, What charming buildings and ’empty’ is so sad. A good photo to share.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  10. Cookstown. Rings a bell, but can’t place it. Pity it needs to reinvent itself yet again.

  11. This is very special and nice houses. So colorful! In my town is almost all houses white..

  12. What a colorful place…that green one should have a family living in it. It is just too bad it is empty…hope it does not stay that way for too long.

  13. It looks like a very pretty town that has had its soul ripped out by the recession. I hope Cookstown’s fortunes look up soon.

  14. […] of the few shops still in business on King Street in Cookstown, it sits across the street from this view, shown […]

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