August 1908 was a time of celebration in Meaford. A new town hall would soon be built, and it was time for the laying of the cornerstone. Flags flew on local storefronts and a brass band played as residents crowded the main street for the big event.
It was the realization of a dream that literally rose from the ashes. After fire destroyed the previous town hall in 1907, Meaford’s leaders saw an opportunity to build an even grander one.
The new Town Hall & Opera House was indeed a marvel. The majestic building still stands, known today as the Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre. It remains the pride of the town and the heart of the community.