Isaac Elliott-Fisher on building a destination toy castle in Brucefield, Ontario45m | Nov 15, 2022
On the final episode of season two of Postcards from Huron County, podcast host Mandy Sinclair chats with former Clinton resident, film-maker, and entrepreneur Isaac Elliott-Fisher about returning to the area and creating a destination toy shop in Brucefield, Ontario.
Isaac shares memories of walking into the rundown building that once housed a hotel and restoring it back to its former glory and current home of the Village Toy Castle - part museum, part arcade, part toy shop. But he also talks about a film, Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with connections to Huron County that eventually sold to Paramount.
Favourite quote of the episode: "I found so many articles that mentioned the oyster dinners: 'The Seaforth women’s club enjoyed a lovely oyster dinner at the Brucefield Dixon House'. The newspaper articles of that era are hilarious. You have entire columns about who visited who on what day." - Isaac Elliott-Fisher on visitors past and present at the building that now houses the Village Toy Castle
Village Toy Castle: https://toystoreguide.com/villagetoycastle/
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3817848/
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Postcards from Huron County is made possible with funding from the Huron Heritage Fund and Community Futures Huron Community Projects Initiative, and audio production by Clint Mackie at Faux Pop Media.
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