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Historic Leith Church

 The Historic Leith Church is a beautifully restored Presbyterian church originally erected in 1865, and is one of the finest example of pre-confederation architecture in the area. This is a must-see for those with an interest in history, music, or art.

The Historic Leith Church is host to a number of phenomenal musical events including the Leith Summer Music Festivals throughout the summer, and the Sweetwater Music Festival in the fall, both bringing the best in Canadian Classical music to Southern Georgian Bay. 

In addition to offering incredible musical experiences, the Historic Leith Church is also an important heritage site for art enthusiasts. The Pioneer Cemetery adjacent to the church yard is the burial place of Canada's celebrated landscape painter Tom Thompson, whose unique art style influenced the work of the Group of Seven. Tom Thomspon grew up on a nearby farm, and attended the church with his family as a child. Some of his earliest artwork is said to have been inspired by the beauty of Leith. Today his grave is visited in Leith by pilgrims who come to bring gifts of paint brushes, gold coins, and pebbles.

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419134 Tom Thomson Lane

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