Old factory walls on the Grand River, Elora Ontario Canada
Historic Elora, founded in 1832, was once a mill town. The Elora Mill and other small industries used the power generated by the Grand River as it rushed over the Elora Falls beside the Mill into the Elora Gorge. In the 1970s the historic limestone buildings on the Mill Street side of the river were restored and Mill Street West revitalized as a unique shopping district with a landmark Elora Mill country inn. The factories across the river closed in the 2000s - their walls will be incorporated into a future development.