Wilberforce was established as “Pusey,” a station on the Irondale, Bancroft and Ottawa Railway (IB&O), and named for railway president Charles J. Pusey. This little railway had initially been built to carry iron ore from open pit mines in Irondale.
Find this history on the mural on the side of the Fire Station. Check this mural from Essonville Line. Great place for a selfie!
Photo: Vlad Umnov