Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | December 22, 2015

Historic Cornwall – Lorneville

Lorneville was one of the early suburbs in the former Cornwall Township that became a Cornwall neighbourhood on January 1, 1957 when the City annexed much of the Township.  The name Lorneville no longer appears on Cornwall maps.

Originally Lorneville was bounded on the north by Montreal Road, on the east by Alice Street, on the south by the St. Lawrence River and on the west by Nine Mile Road (later renamed McConnell Avenue), as illustrated in the 1879 Belden Atlas.

One of the historic Lorneville businesses was Leger’s Hardware; read our article on that business by following this LINK.

Here is a depiction of Lorneville in 1879 versus now, having expanded north and east:

Lorneville 1879_2015

Sometimes the segment north of Montreal Road was referred to as Maisonneuve (new house).


This 1906 map indicates that Beaconsfield, Gladstone and Lorneville were established by that date, as was the Fair Grounds.

To return to our main post on Historic Cornwall neighbourhoods, please follow this LINK.

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