Log Cabin adopts North America’s smallest jail
Creemore’s little lock-up, touted as North America’s smallest jail, is now officially the responsibility of the Creemore Log Cabin service board.
Clearview council approved a terms of reference April 23, for the newly created Creemore Log Cabin and Jail Municipal Service Board, of which Chris Raible is chair.
The board will manage the day-to-day operations of the jail, including public access, finances and general maintenance.
Raible outlined to councillors three upcoming events planned for the log cabin: A Victoria Day tea will be held on May 19 and the Queen herself is on the guest list; To coincide with the Creemore Vintage Festival on May 26, an exhibit of the tools belonging to the Scarrow family (the original residents of the cabin) will be on display; and on Father’s Day, June 17, Creemore historian Helen Blackburn is preparing a show of historical photos of the village’s founding fathers.
The jail will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning in May and history hosts are on hand to welcome visitors to the log cabin Saturdays between May 19 and Thanksgiving, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.