Fun Facts About Fergus

Fun facts about Fergus

Did you know that Fergus, Ontario used to be known as “Little Falls”? Join us March 28 for the Grand opening of the Royal City Realty Fergus Office. Meet the team, enjoy great food and enter to win one of two fabulous prizes:

  • Dinner & A Movie (Dinner at the Elora Brewery and movie tickets to the historic Elora Gorge Cinema plus more)
  • Afternoon Lunch in the Park (Wine glasses, 2 bottles of wine, a My kitchen By Gancea gift card, and an I Love Chocolate gift card)

Learn more about our grand opening here. See you there!

Here are some more things you might not know about the historic town.

  1. “Following an ancient native path upstream from Elora, Adam Fergusson and James Webster first laid eyes on “Little Falls”, the future site of Fergus in 1833. Excited by the prospect of fertile farmland, and not only one mill site, but two along that stretch of the Grand River, their decision was made. They purchased 7400 acres and the little Scottish hamlet was born.” –
  2. “Fergus achieved village status in 1857 as its people overcame a variety of obstacles: fires, floods, icy winters, and a rash of wandering pigs were among the problems! Nevertheless, Fergus’ citizens ploughed onwards, constructing rugged limestone buildings and homes to satisfy the growing population. One of the biggest contributors to Fergus’ growth was the Beatty family, who built a large factory and employed most of the town in the late 1800s.” –
  3. “Fergus was an independent town until 1999 when the Township was formed by amalgamating Fergus, the Village of Elora, Ontario and the Townships of Nichol, Pikington, West Garafraxa and a part of Eramosa” – Wikipedia
  4. “The Royal Alexandra Hospital was opened in 1902 by Dr Abraham Groves. Groves became famous as the first man to perform an appendectomy in North America. Dr Groves also established a training school for nurses. Today’s Groves Memorial Hospital still bears his name.” –
  5. Fergus is a great place to find unique shops, boutiques, and art. Learn more about the businesses in downtown Fergus here.
  6. Elora Fergus Tourism has received many awards including the Ontario Culinary Tourism Leadership Award. See more awards here.
  7.  The Top Rated Restaurants in Fergus on Trip Advisor Include:
    1. Brewhouse On The Grand
    2. Fergus Tandoori Grill
    3. Fountain Head Health Store & Cafe
    4. Ikiru Sushi
    5. Bentley House Fine Teas & Tea Room
    6. My Kitchen by Gancena
    7. The Goofie Newfie
    8. Scozia Restaurant
    9. Underground Kitchen
    10. Faberts Fresh Food
  8. Fergus sits close to many beautiful settings including the Elora Gorge and Conservation Area and Belwood Lake.
  9. Movies and TV films have been shot in the area. These include: Trapped in Paradise (1994), Salem Falls (2011), If a Tree Falls (2010), Heroes Reborn (2015). –Wikipedia
  10. Popular attractions in and around Fergus:
    1. Scottish Festival
    2. Fergus Market
    3. Wellington County Museum and Archives
    4. Elora Gorge and Conservation Area
    5. Grand River Raceway
  11.  Royal City Realty is celebrating the Grand Opening of our Royal City Realty Fergus Office with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on March 28. Our space is redesigned and we are excited to be back in Fergus. Join us on March 22 – Meet our team, browse local listings, enjoy a visit from the Mayor, plus refreshments will be available and there are chances to win awesome prizes.

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