Tour Carleton Place

Happy cat on a porch


A Casual Welcome

A small town of seven thousand people, Carleton Place used to resemble a too-quiet ghost town. Since it became more often a corridoor town, serving commuters to Ottawa, and its Council attracted very clean, non-polluting industries to the area, the whole atmosphere seems to have changed. By the thousands, people flock to the several home fix-it places and vie with each other for greater beauty, a seemingly endless update on the towns' face and figure.

Ten years ago the populus was 75 percent over retirement age. Now the average age of Carleton Place dwellers is a surprising 32.5. Reflecting the changing look of the area are, below, a set of casual 'porches',welcoming spaces for rest, play, utility and shelter.

The view from Lollys Tearoom  

To the left, an antique side porch used to be the haunt of ice-cream fanciers on a summers'day. It was part of the picturesque beauty of Lollys' Tearoom, on Bridge St, in the nineties .THe business overlooks the Mississippi River.

  Carleton Place Townhall side porch  

Second to the left, the towns' own Townhall door reflects recently improved lighting on Bridge Street.

  Winter sunporch  

Third, a backyard sunporch catches the sun in deep winter.



A chess table in Findlay Memorial Park  
  • A very informal porch, the chess tables space in Findlay Park offers a small hideaway for retired buddies
  •     Zion Memorial United Church of Canada      
  • It's there every day, that plain porch you probably take for granted. The worshipful will recognize the side entry to their own United Church in Carleton Place- Zion Memorial United
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    Click the garden door to holiday porches


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