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Hillside Holme Doors Open Simcoe County

Hillside Holme

Thomas Chew, a local miller, built this house for his family who lived here until 1937. It has been lovingly restored and was designated in 2013. Note the grand foyer entrance, original fireplaces, lead- and stained-glass windows, original built-in cabinetry, pocket doors, dramatic grand staircase, a large wraparound front porch, and lovely views of Georgian Bay from the upstairs bedrooms.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms


Year built: 1875
Architectural style: Queen Anne revival
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hillside Holme 251 Queen Street