TRCA Helps a Historic Cabin Ease on Down the Road

Moving house is never easy. But when you make that literal — as in physically moving an actual house … well, let’s just say the degree of difficulty ramps steeply upward.

This was a recent challenge for Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA): relocate a historic cabin, built in the 1860s on land that will soon be part of the Nashville Trail link.

It took a collaborative effort between TRCA, YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre and the Dalton family, the original owners, to transport the building safely to its new home at Cedar Glen, three kilometres down the road.

Keeping the 150-year-old cabin in one piece as it trundled to its destination demanded all the tender loving care the project’s talented crew could muster. Check out this short video for a fascinating glimpse at the process.