- Interior Design
Nottawasaga Purchase Treaty 18 (1818)
Indigenous Rights Holders
Anishinaabe peoples and Representatives of the Crown
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Located at the eastern gateway into Thornbury, to the west of the Blue Mountains, and at the centre of South Georgian Bay hinterland, Penny's Motel sits at the nexus of one of Ontario's most spectacular landscapes. Thornbury is located at the mouth of the Beaver River and the verdant basin that hosts Ontario's second-largest fruit-growing industry. The region is recognized for its craft brewing and apple cider production, with new vineyards opening yearly. With mountains to the east and west, and the undulating coast of Georgian Bay to the north, Penny's Motel is the latest addition to a dynamic recreational and tourist region that is only expected to grow.
SvN was integral to the redevelopment of a nostalgic motor inn along Highway 26. The original facility looks out to Georgian Bay. The famous Georgian Trail is across the road, and many amenities and destinations are minutes away. The SvN design team was challenged to create a "Motel Stay Experience" that is expansive and connected to an entire regional landscape while providing a complete, intimate and satisfying experience.