Explore a pet cemetery in spooky Mississauga Halloween walk
Published October 24, 2023 at 1:33 pm
Explore a pet cemetery in a spooky Halloween walk in Mississauga this weekend.
The Port Credit BIA hosts the walk at the Adamson Estate, which features tales from the pet cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 28.
The Adamson Estate, located at 850 Enola Ave. is a 13.33 acre waterfront park with public gardens and a private main house that was used by the Royal Conservatory of Music.
The estate dates back to the early 1800s when the Crown granted Joseph Cawthra, an English immigrant from Yorkshire, approximately 200 acres of land for his work in the development of Toronto and Mississauga, according to Canada’s Historic Places.
The property was a summer estate for many years until it was given to Mabel Cawthra as a wedding gift when she married Agar Adamson. The couple replaced a circa 1860s cottage with the current colonial revival style home with Flemish elements in 1920.
The property remained in the Cawthra family’s ownership until 1971.
The beautiful property is rumoured to be haunted. The stories claim a grounds keeper fell in love with a fellow servant who worked in the main estate. But after his love went unreciprocated he died by suicide. He is believed to still wander the grounds.
And to make it even spookier, the home has a pet cemetery.
The Adamson family were very fond of their pets, according to an article on Canadian Military History. They buried each pet on their estate when they died and marked the sites with grave stones.
Later, the City of Mississauga created the pet cemetery with pet tomb stones found throughout the property, according to Canada’s Historic Places. A fence and stone pillars surrounds the cemetery.
Those interested in learning more can join the free walking tour — Port Credit Adamson Estate and Tales from Our Pet Cemetery — on Saturday at 7 p.m.
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