"Oh, the smell of cedar . . ."
Cedar Street is one of a group of streets named for native Canadian trees, most of which were found in virgin forests that covered the area when it was opened up by the Canada Company. The cedar tree referred to is the eastern white cedar, which can still be found in swampy areas of Perth County. Cedar was used by pioneer farmers for cedar rail fences and shingles.
Cedar has a pleasant odor and western red cedar is especially good for building and construction work because of its resistance to decay. Source: Stanford Dingman