Photo courtesy of Joe Hollick
Dundas Falls in winter
Photo by Dan Court. Click to enlarge.
Dundas Falls is 6.4 metres (21 Feet) in height
and has a width of 6.7 metres (22 feet). It is a terraced classic
falls that has year-round flow and derives its water from Spencer
The waterfall and adjacent property were owned by the Fisher
Family. In July 1863 John Fisher bought the Gore Paper Mills
on the same property. Gore Mills made newsprint, carpet, felt,
paper and wrapping paper. The paper mill ran day and night
when the water flow was good. The mill was torn down in 1929
to provide a site for the school. At this time the waterfall
and channel were reconfigured to prevent flooding at the school,
thus giving it a man-made appearance.
How to get there
Dundas Falls is located on the CN property right-of-way
about 50 m north of King St. in Dundas at the base of the
escarpment between the former Dundas District Public School
and the CNR tracks.
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