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Settlers on the Ganaraska River

Posted on Oct 14, 2016
The name of Port Hope’s Ganaraska River was attributed to the area by the indigenous peoples of the region and...
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Importance of the Harbour

Posted on Oct 14, 2016
The settlements that make up today's Cobourg were founded by Loyalists in 1798. Cobourg was originally a group of smaller...
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Iron Bridge

Posted on Oct 14, 2016
Belleville was originally the site of a village known as Asukhknosk, inhabited by Canada’s indigenous Mississauga peoples in the 18th...
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American Immigrants

Posted on Oct 14, 2016
Woodstock was first settled in 1800 after Sir John Graves Simcoe, governor of Upper Canada, determined that the area would...
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English and French Settlers

Posted on Oct 14, 2016
Prior to European exploration and settlement, the Windsor area was inhabited by Canada’s indigenous peoples and Native Americans. Windsor was...
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Rideau Canal Attracts Settlers

Posted on Oct 13, 2016
The Ottawa area was used for wild edible harvesting, hunting, fishing, trade, travel, and camps for over 6500 years by...
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Geographic and Political Importance

Posted on Oct 13, 2016
The Ottawa Region has always been an important location in Canada, due to its accessibility from the Atlantic Ocean via...
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Changing Boundaries

Posted on Oct 13, 2016
In 1788, the Hesse District was established within Upper Canada covering the territory of what is today southwestern Ontario. Four...
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Part of the Underground Railroad

Posted on Oct 13, 2016
Essex was one of the first counties to be settled in Upper Canada, later to become Ontario, mostly by French...
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A Key Military City

Posted on Oct 13, 2016
The first more permanent encampments by aboriginal people in the Kingston area began about 1500 years ago. European commercial and...
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From Scott's Plains to Peterborough

Posted on Oct 13, 2016
Prior to the 1800s the area was home to various indigenous peoples for over a millennium, and in 1615 the...
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Irish Settlers Brought In

Posted on Oct 13, 2016
Indigenous peoples settled in the area at least 3,000 years ago, and a few of these groups to settle in...
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Visit The Islands

Posted on Oct 13, 2016
The County of Frontenac was originally proclaimed in 1792, as part of the newly-created Midland District. The County of Frontenac...
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A Home for Loyalists

Posted on Oct 13, 2016
Northumberland County was first settled by indigenous peoples, including the Cayuga peoples, who migrated there from New York in 1779....
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Built On Agriculture and Mining

Posted on Oct 13, 2016
The first boundaries of Hastings County were established 1792 by Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe. The Bay of Quinte was the...
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May 2016: Massive Surge in Luxury Real Estate Demand in Georgina

Posted on Jun 9, 2016
Continuing the conclusions from last month’s report, higher-end and luxurious properties have played a consistent role in Georgina’s Spring Market....