2017 Homes of Character!


The Munro House

Step back into history. Surrounded by the original iron gate fence, this 1868 historic mansion has semi-circular windows set on stone sills and a balconied side porch where horse drawn carriages arrived in bygone days. The current owners have carefully restored the home to its original grandeur, maintaining the integrity of the architecture while creating a contemporary lifestyle. (Ormond St. and Albert St. area, Thorold) 



A Crown Jewel on King Street

Creative, innovative and unique are just a few of the words to describe this one-of-a kind home. Built prior to the Second World War, the original 525 square foot structure was moved to its existing location in 1964 to make room for the construction of the Thorold Tunnel. Major renovations in 2013 resulted in an 834 square feet design, which exemplifies the best of small space living. (Richmond St. and Pine St. area, Thorold)



The Beach House

With its open-concept design, vaulted ceilings and original cedar and stone façade, this nautically themed cottage, provides the perfect backdrop for the homeowner’s collection of furnishings and accessories that show her passion for waterfront living. Built in 1967, bordering the Waterfront Trail at Sunset Beach, the vistas of Lake Ontario offers a beach lifestyle without leaving the city. (Arthur St and Lakeshore area, St Catharines)



A Private Country Retreat

Situated on 45 acres in Pelham, this home sits on property that was part of an original farm settled by the Roland Family in the mid 1800’s.  Canada’s former Governor General, The Right Honourable Roland Michener, was a descendant of the Roland family of Pelham. Extensive renovation has created a modern country look, including a large kitchen/dining/family area with magnificent views of the swimming pool, tennis court and pond. Learn about the geothermal energy system used for heating/cooling. (Effingham St. and Roland Rd. area, Pelham)


Pelham Manor

This country home’s multiple arched windows take full advantage of the view of the 5 acre property set in the rolling hills of Pelham. A fully restored, 130 year old barn sits on the property, shaded by two majestic 200 year old oak trees. The homeowners’ history in the shipping industry is showcased in the foyer, through an heirloom collection of navigational instruments restored from Great Lake freighters. (Effingham St. and Roland Rd. area, Pelham)



Ontario Paper Thorold Seniors Centre

This landmark is an important “adaptive reuse” story in heritage preservation. Built in 1914 as the L.G. Lorriman School, this building was converted to the Thorold City Hall in 1981 and then repurposed once again in 2013 as a Seniors’ Centre.  Special thanks to the Ontario Paper Thorold Seniors Centre for providing a refreshment location on Tour Day. (8 Carleton St. S., Thorold)







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