38803 viewsEarl HartlenJanuary 25, 2020Vittoria, ONDate shot: January 19, 2020
Some places were meant to be seen and Vittoria, Norfolk County Ontario is one such place. It's a treasure trove of incredible buildings, settings and unique places. Located about three miles from Lake Erie, the little village had become, in the early 1800's, the most active and important commercial centre between Niagara Falls and Detroit. It was not only the hub of the Long Point Settlement, but also, from 1815 to 1825 the judicial capital of the London District of Upper Canada, hosting the district courts and the Registry offices. This era of distinction came to a disappointing conclusion when the Court House burned down in 1825. The courts were removed to London, and the Registry Offices to nearby Simcoe. Vittoria's glory days may have ended but what remains is so beautiful and worth a visit. Prime example is this Historic Christ Church Anglican celebrating 176 years. Beautiful isn't it? Take your time, you'll love it in Vittoria !!!