Elgin Days – Elgin, Ontario

Here is another post in my series about Eastern Ontario towns and community events. This time, I’m in Elgin at Elgin Days.

Elgin is situated just off Highway 15 and offers many services. The main street features a post office, pharmacy, video store, grocery store, bank, florist shop, electronics store, hardware store, antique store, restaurant, and more. There is a liquor store, furniture store, laundromat and a car wash.

There are four churches in town, a library, a public school and a regional high school. The local population is about 300 but in the summer, Elgin serves as the hub for several thousand cottage residents.

Points of interest located nearby include the Rideau Canal locks at Jones Falls, Davis and Chaffeys, all within easy driving distance. Visitors to the area can check out the cheese factory at Forfar, located just a few kilometres north of Elgin. In August, be sure to pick up some delicious fresh corn from local farmers. Elgin is located in the heart of corn country.


Rick Ogrodzinski is an accomplished photographer specializing in Event Photography, Family Gatherings, Portraiture and Street Photography.  Capitalizing on his degree and long experience as a Chemical Engineer, he is detail-oriented in his photography . . . his “passion”. You will never meet Rick without his camera!

Residing near the historic Rideau Canal in the Township of Rideau Lakes, Rick is also a member of the Rideau Lakes Business Network and Photographers Without Borders.

You can visit him and see his work at photorichard.ca.

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