Verona Ontario Kiosk Project

Verona Kiosk

Located in the center of Verona on the corner of Main and Water Streets on a section of Revell Motors parking lot.

The Verona kiosk was a Millennium Project under the energetic and enthusiastic leadership of John McDougall. It was funded from grants through the Main Street Millennium Fund, South Frontenac Township, the Verona Community Association with the support of the Government of Ontario, through Ontario 2000 and the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation along with generous donations of time and materials from local volunteers and professionals.

The project, designed to reflect the traditional styles of our agricultural and railroad heritage, was completed over several weeks by different groups of volunteer labourers with support from businesses.

Jason Gibson, of Gibson Timber Frames donated his time to teach and supervise the volunteer builders.

Stop by the kiosk to see if you can identify the six types of local wood that make up the structure - red and white cedar, white oak, white pine, spruce, and hemlock. Most of the timber was donated by Doug & Deborah Lovegrove and Inie & Peter Platenius.

Verona Kiosk Volunteers

Designer

Geoffrey Murray

The Labourers - building & bricks

Doug Boulter, Ruth Brown,, Don Coleman, Jason Gibson, Doug Lovegrove, Sheldon Lovegrove, John McDougall, Geoffrey Murray, Ed Newhook, Charlie Orser, Ken Peters, Peter Platenius, Carl Sole, Wes Sole, Lucy Spain, Charlie Stewart, and Frank York.

Support Businesses

Tom Revell, Verona Computer and Satellite, (electrical power)
Phil Wood, The Wood Shop
Donna and Terry Hole, Terry's Landscaping. (gravel)
Wayne Selle of Sydenham (saw mill)
Richard Toswell Bellrock Mill (cedar shingles)
John Hazelwood (the Verona train station sign)


The two sculptures below depict the memories of Verona's heritage with a mixture of farm implements and parts and a wrought iron likeness of a steam locomotive.

Kiosk Detail Kiosk Detail
These farm tools and parts were donated by the Lovegrove, McDougall, Stewart, and Wattam families, designed in John McDougall's barn and welded in Charlie's Stewart's workshop. This locomotive sculpture was created and donated by Janiece and Fred Newton.

Verona Kiosk Plaques

Part of the landscaping includes paving with commemorative bricks, purchased by local families to help defray the cost of construction.