Lucy Maud Montgomery

In this house, the author of "Anne of Green Gables" lived for fifteen years, and here wrote eleven of her twenty-two novels, including "Anne of the Island" (1915) and "Anne's House of Dreams" (1916). Born in 1874 at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, she was educated at Charlottetown and Halifax. From 1898 to 1911 she lived at Cavendish, P. E. I., and there began her career as a novelist. In 1911 she married the Reverend Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian minister, and came with him to Leaksdale. They moved in 1926 to Norval, and nine years later to Toronto, where she died in 1942. Mrs. Macdonald was awarded the O.B.E. by King George V in 1935.


At her former home, Concession Road 7, Leaskdale

Region: Greater Toronto Area

County/District: Regional Municipality of Durham

Municipality: Township of Uxbridge