Being in the heart of southwestern Ontario allows Perth County to claim some of the province’s most plentiful farmland.
But Perth is more than that – it’s where rural farmland and back-country roads intersect with arts and culture, and where historic architecture fuses with some of the newest culinary trends.
Listowel Banner file photo
Listowel was established by John Binning in 1852, then known as Mapleton. The name of the settlement was changed to Listowel four years later in 1856 when the Post Office opened.
Listowel was officially incorporated as a town in 1874 and is home to over 7,000 residents today.
Things to see and do
The Listowel Cenotaph
• Listowel Memorial Park, which recently underwent rehabilitation work including the lowering of the Maitland River dam, naturalization of the river flow and the building of a second pedestrian bridge.
• The Warrington Eating House, the restaurant housed in a Main Street century home whose owners were awarded with the Entrepreneur Award at the 2014 North Perth Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.
• North Perth Trail, which runs 4 km northeast from Listowel to Gowanstown and another 12 km southeast along the former railway to Henfryn
• Listowel Cenotaph, the location for the 2014 rededication ceremony for the Veterans Walkway
• Annual local festivals including Paddyfest and the Listowel Fair hosted by the Listowel Agricultural Society
• The Listowel Golf Club, where an 87-year-old golfer shot a first ever hole-in-one in 2012
Municipality of North Perth on Facebook
•Spinrite Yarn Factory, participant in the recent Yarn Bomb event in downtown Listowel
• Chocolates on Main
• Wallace Avenue Inn
• Kitchen Cupboard & Icebox
• Cowan's Country Store