The Globe History

The Globe Hotel, one of the few early inns still to be seen in Ontario, was built on a Crown Land grant in the 1830's. The present building, dating from 1859, was one of four hotels in Rosemont, which at that time was a larger community than Alliston. It served as a local pub – the place to be in Rosemont – and a stopping point for the stage coach. It played host to travelers, salesmen, and even Fenian and other political gatherings. Prohibition in 1919 curbed its legal activities, but it still accepted overnight guests until 1955. A century has altered its outward appearance only a little from the original solid, no-nonsense attitude, it represented. The interior has now been restored and once again the old dining room welcomes guests with an early Ontario ‘Bill of Fare’.

Competitive Forebearers!

The Globe has played an important role in the history of Rosemont. In the early days, Rosemont boasted four hotels, one of which was the Globe. One night, a fire broke out in the hostelry built where the Anglican church now stands. The wife of the owner of the Globe rose from her bed, and grabbing her husband’s shotgun, ran outside in her nightgown and mounted guard over the well — the main source of water for the village, but located on her husband’s land. She stood there, daring anyone to fetch water to aid her chief rival for business until the building was past saving. The pump she guarded so valiantly is still to be seen outside — a tribute to the competitive instincts of our forebearers.

The Story of Rosemont

After being a part of the community for 33 years, Earle and Janice O’Born wanted to create a destination that would draw residents and visitors to the hamlet of Rosemont, Ontario. Their vision for the community was reminiscent of Rosemont’s history as a stopping point for the stage coach in the 1860s, playing host to travelers and settlers.
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