Coboconk Jailhouse

North Water St., ,

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Located on Water Street, the Coboconk jail, the smallest jail in Canada, was built in 1884 by Albert Ryckman. It still has the original iron bars and two-foot thick limestone walls. Originally the Jail contained two cells as well as the sheriff's desk. Wooden doors, each with a barred window, led to the cells. A small wood stove was used for heating - the original brick chimney can still be seen on the roof. Although some repairs have been made, the general building remains the same. The New Horizons Club took over the use of the Jail in 1974, and "Ye Olde Jail" continues to display and sell the arts and crafts made by its members. This unique stone Jail is an interesting and important part of our heritage. The Jail house has been designated a "heritage" building to be preserved for future generations. Open July and August, Victoria Day and Thanksgiving weekends.

GPS Coordinates: 44.658473000, -78.797554000