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Resorts of Lake of Bays History Talks – Bondi Village Resort with Nancy Tapley
February 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tourism was flourishing in Lake of Bays in the late 1800s, as people sought relief from the pollution, smog and heat of summers in the northeastern USA and Toronto. In 1905, Joseph Tapley left his career on the English and Australian stage, where he performed with Gilbert and Sullivan, and came to settle on a section of land on Lake of Bays. From this beginning as an entertainer’s farm, the property gradually evolved into one of the oldest cottage resorts in Muskoka that is still operated by the same family. Come and learn about this extraordinary journey with Joseph’s grand-daughter, Nancy Tapley.