Picton, the seat of Prince Edward County is known for its bucolic setting, great restaurants, quirky boutiques and overall great vibes. Over the past few years, Picton—along with the rest of PEC—has started to gentrify. Retirees and tourists from Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and beyond are moving in, setting up, and driving prices out of reach for long-time residents.
It’s the same old story that’s being played out in cities and towns all over the “free” world. (Turns out that free is getting expensive.)
An early morning walk off the main drag reveals what’s changed, what’s changing and what will surely change in the years to come.
I really like this place; I hope it doesn’t lose its soul.