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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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A Land and Sea Economy

Posted on Oct 13, 2016
Prince Edward County has long been settled by indigenous peoples, and settlement by Europeans followed after the county was created...
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Muskoka Lakes History

Posted on Jul 26, 2016
The Township of Muskoka Lakes amalgamated in January 1971 and is made up of several former townships counting the Township...
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Lake of Bays History

Posted on Jul 26, 2016
The Township of Lake of Bays was settled in 1971 from the former Townships of Franklin, Ridout, McLean and Sinclair/Finlayson...
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Huntsville History

Posted on Jul 26, 2016
The area was first founded in 1869 by George Hunt, who built a small agricultural centre. In 1870, a post...
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History of Gravenhurst

Posted on Jul 26, 2016
Gravenhurst's tradition runs deep, dating back to the 19th century. With lumber being high in demand, settlers began coming to...
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History of Georgian Bay

Posted on Jul 26, 2016
Hunters and gatherers stroll the shores of the Bay as early as 9000 BC. There is confirmation in Killarney that...
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History of Bracebridge

Posted on Jul 26, 2016
The individuality of the town of Bracebridge is formed by its proximity to Lake Muskoka to which it is connected...
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History of Muskoka District

Posted on Jul 26, 2016
Beginning in the late 1840's the Ontario government gradually implemented a policy of northern expansion in Canada West. As part...
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History of Collingwood

Posted on May 30, 2016
Incorporated as a town in 1858, Collingwood was named after Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood. Situated at the southern point of...
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London history

Posted on May 30, 2016
Prior to European contact in the 18th century, the present site of London was engrossed by several Neutral and Odawa/Ojibwa...
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Middlesex history

Posted on May 30, 2016
By announcement of Gov. Simcoe in 1792, Upper Canada was branched into 19 counties, one being Middlesex County. In 1798...
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Brantford history

Posted on May 30, 2016
The Grand River has played an essential part in the development of the Brantford, Brant County, Six Nations and New...
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History of St. Marys

Posted on May 30, 2016
St. Marys was first established in the early 1840s on the banks of the Thames River and Trout Creek. The...
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Stratford history

Posted on May 30, 2016
The town was formerly a railway junction. Furniture manufacturing grew into an important part of the local economy by 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....