Alan Ely describes the different ways in which cottagers from Toronto have travelled north to Lake Simcoe over the years. He recalls stories his mother and father told of coming by car and having to change tires once or twice along the way, or stopping at a hotel in Mt. Albert to break the trip into two. Alternatively, you could also take the train to Jackson's Point and navigate your own way to Beaverton from there. Alan also describes his observation that people in Toronto tend to live either North-South, or East-West oriented lives and since the Ely family lived North-South to cottage on Lake Simcoe instead of east towards the Beaches.