Anson promotes the Garden City aspect Iroquois Falls. Hires L.E. Schelmm, a Garden city movement landscape gardener from Montreal. Under his direction the appearance of the city was greatly enhanced during the 1920s through the laying out of parks, the planting of shrubs and foliage along the main through-fares and the development of the golf-course situated between the mill and the townsite proper.
The Globe and Mail makes a call to Iroquois Falls putting the No.8 paper machine into action producing blue newsprint celebrating the Toronto Blue Jays 1992 world Series win.
Built on the banks of the Abitibi by Frank Harris Anson, the Abitibi Power and Paper Company was provincially incorporated on December 4th, 1912 at Iroquois Falls, Ontario followed by two years of site clearing and construction.
Howard Ferguson, Ontario's Minister of Lands and Forests, approves the reservation of 1,500 square miles of pulpwood on Crown land for Abitibi's use.
"My ambition has been to see the largest paper industry in the world established in the Province, and my attitude towards the pulp and paper industry has been directed towards assisting in bringing this about."
Reorganized as the Abitibi Power and Paper Co. Ltd. under the Dominion Companies Act, in order to raise plant and operations capital while enabling Abitibi to transfer its head office to Montreal.
Ontario Railway and Municipal Board issues an order incorporating parts of the unorganized townships of Calvert and Teefy in the District of Temiskaming into a new municipality known as the Town of Iroquois Falls.
Abitibi Commons is a project partnership between Riversedge Developments and the Town of Iroquois Falls Ontario to realize the development potential of the former Resolute Forest Products Paper Mill properties in Iroquois Falls.
Built on the banks of the Abitibi River in 1912 by Frank Anson as the Abitibi Power and Paper Company, the properties will be redeveloped as the Abitibi Commons through Abitibi’s Riversedge Inc., a project specific company supported by the award winning project management firm Colliers Project Leaders.
TEMISKAMING & NORTHERN ONTARIO RAILWAY
Iroquois Falls, Ontario 1930
Photo: James Jamieson
Resolute Forest Products makes a strong commitment to regional recovery and signs historic agreement with the Town of Iroquois Falls and Riversedge Developments to transfer the Iroquois Falls mill properties to the joint, Abitibi Banks venture.
After 100 years of production, where at one point it was the largest paper mill in the world, the mill at Iroquois Falls closes. With an economy that was built on paper, Iroquois Falls directs its resources to build on, and reinvent itself for the next 100 years of resilience.
© Abitibi's Riversedge Inc.