Gossip Corner

a place to leave mail and messages for others

Historical photos show the importance of Gossip Corner for early settlers.

The historical Gossip Corner was located on South Road, near Martin Road and the head of Degnan Bay. Folks gathered around the old Gary Oak when they came to get their mail and shoot the breeze. Before North Road went all the way to Silva Bay, the South Road was one of the early stops for Gabriola’s postal delivery.

Someone built a bench under the oak tree and it became a regular meeting place for the south-end folks. It didn’t hurt that there were blackberries and fruit trees nearby, and the old MacDonald farm was right there as well.

Gossip Corner Exhibit offers visitors an opportunity to leave mail and messages.

Gossip Corner 1940
Arrival of the Mail Truck