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Gravenhurst  is a town in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canada. It is located approximately 15 kilometres south of Bracebridge, Ontario. The mayor is Paisley Donaldson. The Town of Gravenhurst includes a large area of the District of Muskoka, known to Ontarians as "cottage country." The town centre borders on two lakes: Lake Muskoka, which is the largest lake in the Region, and Gull Lake, a smaller cottage-bordered lake. Another lake, Kahshe Lake, is situated ten kilometres south of the town.

Gravenhurst was originally named McCabes Bay and later as Sawdust City. Gravenhurst was named after a village in England which is mentioned in Washington Irving's Bracebridge Hall.

Nearby Muldrew Lake was named after the lake's second cottager, Dr. William Hawthorne Muldrew. He was the principal of the first Gravenhurst high school in 1894. In 1901 he published a book called Sylvan Ontario, A Guide to Our Native Trees and Shrubs. It was the first book published on this subject in Ontario, and the drawings were his own. All the different types of trees and shrubs of Muskoka could be seen at the school, as he transplanted many of the specimens from Muldrew Lake.

From 1940 to 1943 Gravenhurst was site of "Little Norway," an important training camp for what is today the Royal Norwegian Air Force during World War II. From 1940 to 1946 Gravenhurst was the site of Camp XX, the Gravenhurst Internment Camp, for Nazi Prisoners of War, known locally as "the Muskoka officers club". Before the war it was the Calydor Sanitarium. After the war it was turned into a TB sanitarium, again, and later became a kosher resort called The Gateway.


Local Attractions

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April 7, 2014 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported strong year-over-year increases in TorontoMLS home sales and the average selling price in March 2014. Home ownership affordability, backstopped by low borrowing costs, continued to be a key factor underlying this growth. A total of 8,081 sales were reported in March 2014 – ... Read More...
Posted by Sabbir Chawala on 2014-04-07
March 5, 2014 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher announced that February 2014 home sales reported by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® were up by 2.1 per cent compared to the same period last year. Total February sales amounted to 5,731 compared to 5,613 last year. “Despite the continuation of inclement weather in February, we did see a moderate uptick in sales activity last ... Read More...
Posted by Sabbir Chawala on 2014-03-12

Construction and Expansion

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Century 21 Canada is launching a Curb Appeal campaign and contest on May 8, 2013.  Enter to win a landscaping consult and curb appeal blueprint from celebrity outdoor designer Carson Arther by visiting century21.ca/CurbAppeal.  Contest closes on May 31, 2013.  Good luck to all entrants! Read More...
Posted by Leah C. Cavanaugh on 2013-05-10
Should You Buy a New or Existing Home? Buyers have so many choices these days. But after narrowing down the location and selecting the type of home you want to purchase (single-family or condo) , there’s one more decision to make: Should you buy a new home or an existing one? The answer depends upon both your budget and lifestyle. Open up your local newspaper on any given day, and you’re ... Read More...
Posted by Michelle Lu-Do on 2013-04-21

Community Events

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Happy Autumn!  There's fabulous weather in store for this weekend ~ Great time to take a drive North to see the amazing colors and enjoy Harvest cuisine in many of the amazing restaurants ... and all are welcome to drop in to my Open House at 1662 Sweep Road,  Sunday, 11-2.  Read More...
Posted by Suzanne Knight on 2013-09-26
Things to do and see in and around Toronto In a few short hours the season’s first long weekend, and unofficial start of summer, begins. This year, Victoria Day falls on May 20, and it’s looks like we’ll have some great weather to get outside and enjoy some fun events happening in and around the city. Victoria Day Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Elena Elisseeva / Shutterstock.com ... Read More...
Posted by Sharon Hunt on 2013-05-17

Family & Kids

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Posted by Miranda Cooper on 2014-02-03

Parks & Recreation

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News Release Be Bear Wise This Spring April 4, 2014 Ontario, OPP Remind People What to do as Bears Come out of Hibernation Ontario and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding people to take simple precautions this spring to prevent attracting black bears as they come out of hibernation. The potential for human-bear conflicts increases when there is little natural food available ... Read More...
Posted by Suzanne Knight on 2014-04-04
I've re-listed 7300 Severn River ~ what a stunning property!  The gardens are perfect right now, with many of the perennials flowering and looking their best.  The various boats are moored at the docks and the patio furniture is all in place, ready for a summer of fun and relaxation with family and friends! One of my favorite aspects of this property is the privacy.  The granite ... Read More...
Posted by Suzanne Knight on 2013-06-27

Market Reports and Conditions

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Ok, I know I said back in mid-March that Spring was arriving and the snow was melting  ... well, some of it really did ... for about 10 minutes, before another snow 'episode' occurred and then we went right back into sub-zero temps. Now I'm convinced it's happening - Spring is here - for real!   I know this to be true, because there are more birds singing in the morning in my forest, ... Read More...
Posted by Suzanne Knight on 2014-04-02
  Search Toronto MLS Listings   Despite Crazy Winter Weather, December Sales Up Despite the crazy winter weather in December, residential sales were up by almost 14 per cent compared to 2012. Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher believes that home ownership in the GTA will remain affordable as borrowing costs stay low. The result could be a further increase in ... Read More...
Posted by Sharon Hunt on 2014-01-07

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

Beautiful Beyond The Sea Suites: Live By The Lake! Nestled in an idyllic setting near the Etobicoke shoreline on Lake Shore Blvd. W. just west of Parklawn Rd., this exclusive award-winning, three-tower condominium community promises the ultimate in luxury, comfort and urban lakeside living. FOR SALE: - VISTA model, 1+den, 657sf., high floor, parking and locker $299,900 ... Read More...
Posted by Ken Yeung on 2013-01-22
I Love Debbie's Cafe!! Tell her Jasmine Lee sent  you and order my fave - Chicken Aubergene and the Apple Crumble Cake :)   Debbie's Boutique Café is a European inspired trendy café and gift boutique in the heart of downtown Ajax. A hangout for organic coffee, tea and dessert lovers, a place to dream of as you try to escape the daily stress of life and just a comfortable ... Read More...
Posted by Jasmine Lee on 2012-10-21

Sports & Activities

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It’s scary, but it’s a necessity. During the colder months, we tend to let household clutter and stuffiness build up in our homes, making them less enjoyable, increasingly stressful environments and cabin fever inducing. As the season of fresh, new beginnings, spring has, over time, been linked to  cleaning, getting rid of clutter and starting anew. So, in the spirit of the season, ... Read More...
Posted by Paul Baron on 2011-04-24
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