We received the following report from one of our readers in September 2013:
"I would like to share an interesting story regarding this quaint and historic site in the village of Streetsville ON. My hometown is home to the largest number of historical buildings in the city of Mississauga and this Irish style pub is one of many. Streetsville is also home to a number of haunted sites including "The Timothy Street House", "Abigail Street House - Timothy's wife who moved into her own home after his death in 1848, The Franklin House, The Barbertown House, The Montreal House, The Grammar School Building (known now at the Streetsville Kinsmen Senior Citizen's Centre), the Streetsville Cemetery, The Robinson-Bray House and Tea Room, The Old Library and Cuchulainn's Irish Pub.
Now on my first visit I didn't think much of it as I was unaware that this was one of the many haunted places in Streetsville - in accordance to my list above it is hard to not walk into a haunted building in Streetsville as it is quite literal I live in a ghost town. However one of the truly clairvoyant moments I remember and this was mainly tribute to the fact I was DD this one particular occasion, I was descending the stairs to the basement area when I felt that uneasy feeling of foreboding. Now I once felt this at the Inn at the Falls so I knew that something wasn't right. However I continued to the bathroom and luckily quite uneventful until I returned to the stairs. I heard a sound of jingling, at first it perceived to me that was the sound of clanking dishes or utensils so I assumed that the kitchen was in the basement - however it was not. From where the sound was coming from around the stairs area or under the stairs. Since there wasn't a door, or at least there wasn't around the time I saw it years ago it had to be from under the stairs. The stairs were closed in except for a door to a crawl space which was locked closed. I didn't get the opportunity to investigate further and continued my way up to the main party area.
The interesting thing to this is a friend whom I spoke with who grew up in Streetsville and into paranormal activity once mentioned that the pub was haunted. My ears perked up and I was intrigued. I answered his question by replying "is it in the basement", when he replied "yes" I told him of my experience. The story turns out that a family who owned the house in the early 1900's had a daughter whom was handicap or deformed, not quite sure, was locked in the basement under the stairs while company would call. The jingling sound I heard was the sound of her rattling the door to get out. Although you do not see the door move or the handle move, the noise is still heard a hundred years later.
As this is just a story I have heard and I have not yet been able to find out information on-line to verify it's authenticity. However I believe this would be a great opportunity for a ghost team to do a meet-n-greet at this site to see what they could find. I find it a coincidence that what I heard and experienced does indeed match that of my buddy's story of an occurrence that he experienced himself even before I was aware that it existed. In addition, a girl is sometime seen peering out of the second story window so again do I ask if the story is true?
Now I have also been in the Barbertown House where I felt the energy but did not feel foreboding, nor was it negative. Now the Franklin House is a whole different ballgame. When you enter the bar you will find the energy sometimes shifting and when you head up the stairs to the second level you will feel foreboding as the energy is negative. The story states that Jessie Franklin hung herself in her room and her ghost is seen floating through the halls with her head in her arms. She is told to be a benevolent spirit with poltergeist tendencies. Now I have never seen or heard anything myself, but one can tell the negative energy one feels is extremely unwelcoming and uncomfortable. The Franklin House is also the most active building in Streetsville and well known for it's paranormal activity.
When I go back and learn the stories on why they are still here in this world, it hurts me to hear that most of them died in agony or pain, which is why I always show the utmost respect to them and their dwelling when entering these sites.
Streetsville is a cool town and one could do a whole week of paranormal investigations here and if you have a team that is interested in coming out here I would highly suggest it. "