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Elora is a noted tourist attraction, with a famous waterfall, called the Tooth of Time, overlooked by an old mill, numerous small shops and art galleries. The quaint old Gorge Cinema is Canada's oldest continuously running repertory theatre. The Elora Mill is Ontario's only remaining five-story mill and has been renovated as a prestigious inn and restaurant. The village is a terminus to Ontario's scenic 47-km Elora Cataract Trailway to its east, and is just 10 km from the Trans Canada Trail to its southwest. Elora is also famous for its unique shops and its quaint cafés and restaurants, which lie along the river's edge.
Elora is home of the "The Elora Festival & Singers" a world renowned classical music festival and its core choir. "The mission of the Elora Festival & Singers is to manage a professional choir of international regard and to present a summer festival of classical and contemporary music, with an emphasis on choral works, featuring Canadian artists of international calibre in the unique setting of the Village of Elora." "The Elora Festival Singers (EFS), a professional chamber choir, was founded in 1980 by Noel Edison as the principal choral ensemble of the Elora Festival. In 1992, the Elora Festival Singers was incorporated as a separate organization to manage its year-round activities. Since 1997, the choir has been the professional core of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Mendelssohn Singers, and is the choral ensemble-in-residence of the Elora Festival for four weeks each summer."
The spectacular Elora Gorge is at the western edge of the village, adjacent to the Elora Gorge Conservation Area. At the eastern end of the village is the Elora Quarry Conservation Area, a scenic former limestone quarry, which is now a popular swimming area. The Elora Quarry was used to film a couple of scenes in the movie Angel Eyes. Both of these conservation areas are under the authority of the Grand River Conservation Authority.
Source: Wikipedia contributors. "Elora, Ontario." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 10 Sep. 2010. Web. 28 Nov. 2010.<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elora,_Ontario>.
To find a current listing of events in Elora, Ontario, please visit:
municipal government web site:
Elora was founded in 1832 by Captain William Gilkison, a British officer recently returned from India. Originally called Irvine Settlement, the village was renamed Elora when the post office was established in 1839. Gilikson named the community after his brother's ship, which was itself inspired by the Ellora Caves near Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Originally part of Nichol Township, Elora was incorporated as a village in 1858 and remained as such until it was amalgamated with Fergus and portions of Eramosa, Nichol, Pilkington and West Garafraxa Townships to form Centre Wellington in 1999. Elora had a population of 4,546 according to the 2001 Census, the last to record the village's population as a separate entity.
Elora is also home to the Elora Mohawks lacrosse team, the Elora Rocks hockey team.
Elora is situated on the Grand River, approximately 20 kilometres north of Guelph, and 20 kilometres northeast of Kitchener-Waterloo.
Find a map of Elora here.
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(Statistics for Elora from StatCan in 2006)
- Business Improvement Area of Elora. <http://www.elora.info/>.
- "The Elora Festival Singers". 28 Nov. 2010.<http://www.elorafestival.com>.
- EloraInfo.com, 28 Nov. 2010.<http://elorainfo.com/index.php>.
- Wikipedia contributors. "Elora, Ontario." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 10 Sep. 2010. Web. 28 Nov. 2010.<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elora,_Ontario>.
- "So much to see in lovely Elora, Ontario".CATHIE BARTLETT, EDMONTON JOURNAL.<http://www.vancouversun.com/life/much+lovely+Elora+Ontario/3052342/story.html>.
- Facebook page for Elora <http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elora-Ontario/112654605413556>.
- Elora Quarry. <http://eloraquarry.com/index.php>.
- Elora Gorge Conservation Area. <http://www.grandriver.ca/index/document.cfm?Sec=27&Sub1=124&Sub2=0>.
- Elora Cataract Trailway. <http://www.trailway.org/>.
- Wellington County Museum & Archives <http://www.wcm.on.ca/>.
- shops and café in the ELORA MEWS courtyard <http://www.eloramews.com/>.
- Elora Mill Inn & Spa. <http://www.eloramill.com>.