The old Maple Leaf Hotel, 10 Montreal Road, 1911. Proprietor George A. Prieur. The hotel became Le Village Donuts, the building was demolished in 2001.
A typical three-storey 19th century brick building, the first description of the building is found in the 1906 “Old Boys’ Reunion.”
The advertoral reads, “The house is lighted with electricity, is well heated and also provided with the best sanitary conveniences. The Maple Leaf enjoys a large transient trade as well as being patronized largely by farmers.”
“The house is provided with fine, large airy bedrooms; ladies’ and public parlours, while in the dining room you will always get the best of everything that is going.”
“The bar is provided with the very best wines, liquors and cigars, nothing but strictly first class goods. The stabling accommodation is not excelled by any house in Cornwall. John R. Tobin, the proprietor (1906).
These photographs and document were donated to the SD & G Historical Society in 1990.