About Ingleside

About Ingleside, Ontario

Ingleside played a major role in the relocation and rebuilding of many people's lives when the St. Lawrence Seaway was opened in 1959. Construction of the St Lawrence Seaway required the flooding of 20,000 acres along the Canadian shoreline between Iroquois and Cornwall.

In advance of the flooding, residents were expropriated – most willingly – from their homes, farms and businesses, offered new and modern housing in the purpose built towns of Ingleside and Long Sault and largely rebuilt communities of Iroquois and Morrisburg.

For more information, you can watch videos and read about this historical event on the CBC Archives website or the Lost Villages Historical Society website