Ontario's Historical Plaques
Learn a little Ontario history as told through its plaques
The Peterborough Armoury
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009
Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted September, 2010
Coordinates: N 44 18.509 W 78 19.309
Riding a wave of national pride and military enthusiasm following the South African War (1899-1902), the Canadian government embarked on a major reform of the nation's defence system. The new programme included an expanded and upgraded militia and the construction of new armouries across the country. The Peterborough Armoury (1907-1909), recalling a Romanesque fortress in its turrets, arched troop doors and crenellated roof line, is one of the largest and best designed examples from this period. It is home to the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserve).
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