| NAME: INISTIOGE
CLIMATE: Snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring summer or fall
REMAINS: All that survives today is the cemetery and commemorative plaque that proclaims “Inistioge, 1851-1971.”
| Inistioge was born in 1851 and died in 1971.
Its father was a George Armstrong who fled his native village of Inistioge
in Ireland for a better life in Canada. It too was a stopping place along
the Toronto-Sydenham Road, a resting place for weary travelers. Armstrong
donated a portion of his land for use by a Wesleyan church and the early
settlers quickly built a small log chapel. Twenty years later it was replaced
with a small red brick building. The hamlet might have flourished had it
not been for the railroad locating its station closer to Proton, a village
just a mile away. The last building to survive was the church. Its last
service took place in January, 1961 and was dismantled shortly afterwards.