“When I build my house, I shall make it very plain but at the same time very large. It will become a charming English place. I’m tired of cities and people. It’s a case of goodbye, proud world, I’m going home” Stephen Leacock.
He was as beloved teacher, political scientist, writer and humorist.
In 1928, he built that house, at Old Brewery Bay, overlooking the shores of Lake Couchiching in Orillia and it is where he spent most of his creative time. This year The Leakock Museum And National Historical Site is celebrating it’s Diamond Jubilee. 60 years of continuing to inspire in true Leacock style.
For information on their new bistro, the annual Leacock Summer Festival, poetry contest, and events visit Leacock Museum
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