History of Tayview

The opening of the House of Industry, later known as Tayview Nursing Home, then Perth Community Care Centre, was held at the site, just outside of Perth, on January 30, 1903.

Cost to Build:

From a report published in “The Perth Courier”:

Opening Ceremonies

& Entertainment

Speeches were made by visiting dignitaries, and tours of the new building were attended by many from the community and surrounding area.

“The programme committee had planned out a good list of diverse amusements. It was their desire to meet all demands. Music was provided and good music at that, for those who have a musicianly vein in them.”

“A smoking-room was given over to the men who had an enjoyable pull at the brier, and at the same time were entertained to gramophone selections.” Mr. Everard Doyle was in charge of the tobacco and cigar counter.”

“Two ping-pong tables were located in the confectionery room over which Mrs. Foy presided, while in the attic was a shooting gallery in the keep of Mr. George King. In the evening the large crowd was treated to some popular singing by a chorus of male voices, led by Mr. Chris Forbes, of Lanark.”

Reverend A.H. Scott delivered the dedication of the House of Industry, which included:

“Wilberforce, when he had reached the Indian summer period of his life remarked: I can scarcely understand why my life is spared so long except it be to show that a man can be as happy without a fortune as with one.”

Rev. Scott continued, “With the blessing of the Lord and the practical kindness of this community those who are to be occupants of this institution shall have reason to confirm the declaration of David:

“I have been young, and now am old, yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”

Members of Lanark County Council

representing their constituents

at the Grand Opening:

Warden : Walter G. Cameron

Lanark County Councillors 1903-1904:

W.H. William Stafford, K.C., Almonte barrister, representing Galbraith

A.F. Shearn, representing Galbraith

Wm. Campbell representing Montague

J.S. Livingstone, representing Montague

Wm. Pattie – representing Mississippi

Joseph C. Cram – representing Mississippi

Wm. Watters – representing Tay

Robert Smith – representing Tay

J.M. Rogers – representing Perth

Robert Laidley, representing Western

John Forsyth – representing Highland

John MacLean – representing Highland

The House of Industry, 1911

First known as “The House of Industry”, then as “Lanark County Home”, then “Tayview Home”, and now Perth Community Care Centre

Name Changed 1940

to Lanark County Home

In 1940, the name of the institution was changed from “The House of Industry to “Lanark County Home”

In 1958, the home was presented with a brand new television set, from the Lionettes

An ad for a nurse was published in “The Perth Courier” on September 10, 1958, p. 7:

“The Perth Courier” Sept. 10, 1959, p. 7

Name Changed 1959

to Tayview Home

In December of 1959, council recommended a name change to Tayview:

“The Perth Courier”, December 24, 1959, p.5

Name Changed to

Perth Community Care Centre

Life at the Perth Community Care Centre

Featured in 1980s News Column

In the 1980s, “The Perth Courier” began to publish a column outlining the recent activities of the residents of the Perth Community Care Centre, as it was know. Residents birthdays were listed, as well as a ‘Resident of the Month’

Oct. 1981

Surnames: BARTRAW, CHURCH, CLARKE, CLOSS, MACMILLAN, REED, RITCHIE, WHITE

Nov. 1981

Surnames: CHARLTON, CONBOY, CUMMINGS, DODDS, FINNERTY, LALONDE, MCTAVISH, MURRAY, PERDUE, PITURA, RICHMERE, ROBERTSON, TROMBLEY,

Resident of the month: Nettie Charlton Dodd

December 1981

Surnames: ARCHAMBEAULT, BISSONETTE, BRODERICK, COOPER, CRAIG, CYBACK, DOWSETT, KANE, KEEPING, MACKLER, MCSHANE, MORRISETTE, MULHOLLAND, NAGLE, SEABROOKE.

Resident of the month:

With autumn decorations

Perth Community Care Centre, in modern times, with additions built to accommodate more residents

Established in 1903, the Perth Community Care Centre continues its long tradition of serving and housing seniors and those requiring assisted living. With accommodation for 120 residents, this historic facility is located at 101, Christie Lake Road, Perth, Ontario.

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