Castle Frank, 1796, Elizabeth Simcoe, F 47-11-1-0-228, Archives of Ontario, I0006352
Few building types are as intrinsically knit into Ontario's cultural identity as the cottage. From Castle Frank, the 1790s summer residence of Upper Canada's first Lieutenant Governor John Grave Simcoe, to the proliferation of summer cabins in Ontario's cottage country throughout the 1900s, these wilderness retreats have become synonymous with the province – part of our collective identity and a yearly tradition for many Ontarians.
With cottage season right around the corner, blOAAg
turns its attention to this beloved summer activity with a series on Cottages, Cabins and Camps
! From campsites to cottages, from the built to the speculative, we are interested in highlighting summer (or all-season) retreats of all types.
Have you or your practice been involved in the design of a cottage, cabin or camp? Please share your story and let us know! E-mail Joël León
with your contribution. Deadline to submit is July 5.