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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Pictures from the Past

Below is a selection of the photographs that can be found in the Township of Tiny's Memory Box and Archival Fonds Collection and which demonstrate the Township's diverse history. 

These photographs, as well as the rest of the Township's historical photograph collection, are available in print for public viewing through the Memory Box Collection. More information about the collection can be found here​​.


  • Cabane à Sucre. Date unknown.
  • Barn raising taking place east of Wyevale. Circa 1920.
  • Laurin Home. Date Unknown.
  • Wyebridge Mill. Date unknown.
  • Village de Lafontaine. Date unknown.
  • Summer Homes at Cooks Lake Summer Homes at Cooks Lake
    Summer Homes at Cooks Lake. Date unknown.
  • Wyevale Fire Engine. Circa 1955.
  • Wyebridge Saw & Flour Mills. May 1900.
  • Barn raising. Date Unknown.
  • Lafontaine Field Crop Competition in Seed Potatoes. 1955.
  • Arthur Belcourt in his General Store in Perkinsfield. Date unknown.
  • Wyevale Train Station. Date unknown.
  • Withall Mill and the Wye River. Date unknown.
  • Thunder Bay Mill and Workers. Summer 1899.
  • Logs floating into the Thunder Bay Mill. 1911.
  • Thunder Bay Mill Employees. Circa 1911.
  • Winter in Lafontaine. 1949.
  • Winter in Lafontaine. 1949.
  • Round Barn. Date unknown.
  • A. Lummis. Date unknown.
  • Mr. J.F. Wildman at Bluewater Beach. Date unknown. Mr. Wildman was a notable figure in the Township of Tiny, particularly for his donation of the Wildman Forest to the Simcoe County Reforestation Program.
  • Lawson Ice Team on Georgian Bay. Circa 1930.
  • "Ossossane Beach - Miles of Beautiful Clean Sand". Post Card. Date unknown.
  • Post Card of Ossossane Beach. Date unknown.
  • D'Aoust Bay. Date unknown.
  • Aerial View of Ossossane Beach. Date unknown.
  • "Just Sunbathing", Balm Beach in front of SoHomey Lodge, Balm Beach. Date unknown.
  • Wagon Wheel Dance Pavillion, Balm Beach. Date unknown.
  • Cars parked along the commercial strip at Balm Beach. Date unknown.
  • The Georgian Grill at Balm Beach. Date unknown.
  • Wymbolwood Beach. Date unknown.
  • Aerial view of Wymbolwood Beach Lodge. Date unknown.
  • Woodland Beach. Date unknown.
  • Woodland Beach Post Office. Date unknown.
  • Aerial view of Woodland Beach. Date unknown.
  • Perkinsfield School classroom. Date unknown.
  • Wyebridge Train Station. Date unknown.
  • Unnamed Pedlar in Randolph. Circa 1890.
  • General Store at Balm Beach. Circa 1920.
  • Local Band playing at the Wagon Wheel Dance Pavilion. Date unknown.
  • Directory signs to the beaches of Tiny Township. Date unknown.
  • Brunelle Family. Date unknown. Taken at 702 Concession Road 17 West, which was the Brunelle homestead. The Brunelle family was notable as Théophille Brunelle shot and killed the famed Wolf of Lafontaine on this property.
  • Log home. Date unknown.
  • Chateau Gai. Date unknown.
  • Fabian Bottineau tapping for maple syrup. Date unknown.
  • Highway 93 through Wyebridge. Date unknown.
  • Labatte home in Thunder Beach. Date unknown. The Labatte home is still standing in Thunder Beach, and is recognized for it's age as the oldest standing structure in the area.
  • Ossossane Bake Shop. Date unknown.
  • Police Officers: Andy Dumais and Fernand Maurice. Date unknown.
  • Railway construction. Date unknown.
  • Excavation at the Ossossane Bone Pit. F. Ridley, K.E. Kidd, V. Clark & A. Lucas. Date Unknown. The Ossossane Bone Pit is a mass Huron burial site, with hundreds buried within it.
  • Train travelling through the Township of Tiny. Date unknown.
  • War Memorial Unveiling in Waverly. Date unknown.
  • William Withall in a horse-drawn sleigh. Date unknown. William 'Bill' Withall ran the Withall Mill on the Wye River after coming from England through the Barnardo Homes as a young boy.
  • Looking down Highway 93 in the village of Wyebridge. Circa 1910.
  • Morris Darby. Date unknown. Morris Darby served as Mayor/ Reeve of the Township of Tiny from 1971 until 1988. He also served as a Warden of Simcoe County in 1978.
  • John & Ida Gidley, and their daughter. Date unknown. John Gidley was the patriarch of the Gidley Boat works, who helped develop inboard marine engines with the Ford Motor company. Upon his death, he was considered a pioneer of Canadian watercrafts.
  • Copeland family at a Balm Beach Cottage. 1924.
  • Laurin School, S.S. #19. Date unknown.
  • Simpson Store in Waverly. Circa 1900.
  • H.E. Copeland. Date Unknown.
  • Withall Mill. Date unknown.
  • Cabane à sucre in Laurin. Date unknown.