110 Bridge Street was originally the office of John (Johnny) A. McGregor, who was the county sheriff, commonly called doctor, but certainly was not a doctor of any kind. Carleton Place was ‘dry’ in his days but there still was a good number of bootleggers. Johnny was short in stature and wore a long fur coat in the winter that dragged through the snow like a western rustler.
Did you know whenever a liquour raid was to be carried out in Carleton Place Johnny A. McGregor the county sheriff had to be present so he would be transported to the scene of the crime by Kidd Bryce Taxi. Word on the street was there were never too many successful raids.