Ladysmith’s Street Cred

Nobody had to tell Ladysmith residents that their town’s tree-lined, storybook-evoking First Avenue was the best. Last year, the Canadian Institute of Planners cemented its status as a treasure, naming it Canada’s Great Street for 2017. The jury praised the street’s colourful heritage buildings – in styles ranging from Edwardian to false-front Boomtown – wide sidewalks, leafy landscaping, artistic flourishes, seasonal festivals and plenty of places to rest and gather. Locals grab a cinnamon bun at the Old Town Bakery, sip a coffee on a wrought-iron bench, pick out a read at Salamander Books and then settle in for a game at the giant outdoor chessboard.

Posted in Editorial