Crystal Beach, Ontario
The community of Crystal Beach was named after the clear water of the beach of the same name. Often the beach is referred to as Bay Beach, so as not to be confused with the community. With the construction of Crystal Beach Amusement Park in 1888, it became apparent that affordable housing would be needed for the employees.
Dozens of cottages were built along the lakeshore. Gradually more were added, as American and Canadian tourists alike all wanted a piece of the beautiful beachfront community.