200 Years Yonge: A History by Ralph Magel

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By Ralph Magel

The Yonge highway as conceived by means of Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe is well known, from its starting as a primary Nation's path, to the Yonge road we all know this present day, extending from Toronto to Innisfil. Augustus Jones, the surveyor assigned by means of Simcoe, the French, the German pioneers, the Loyalists -- all have been to persuade the construction of Yonge highway. With the development of a path got here tolls, resorts, villages, extra immigrants and finally an road of economic climate serving because the key transportation course for the folks, items and companies that signify our province.< p>

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But it ended at a waterfall in Castle Frank Creek where the two ancient trails met, and the lower end of the Yonge route is today known as Poplar Plains Road. Yorkville drew its water from a large pond below the waterfall at the site of today's High Level Pumping Station, pumped the water back up the escarpment to a reservoir just south of St. Clair near Avenue Road, from where it ran by gravity in pipes back to the village. Another pond on Castle Frank Creek was larger and had laid down clay deposits over centuries whkh provided some of the employment for villagers.

The house, long vanished, was involved in one of the incidents of the 1837 Rebellion, when William Lyon Mackenzie appeared with his rebels, demanding to be fed and granting his troops the freedom of the property. Over Mrs. Howard's strenuous objections, the men were fed. For two more days the rebels lingered, firing their guns and drinking whisky on the lawn. 41 $Sv TOWNS A L O N G YONGE S T R E E T 2OO YEARS YONGE - A HISTORY CITY OF YORK'S YONGE STREET HERITAGE City of York, formerly York Township, est.

Another important link the City of York has with Yonge Street is the Davenport Trail. Villages became established along Davenport which is Toronto's oldest road. The Davenport trail links up with Weston Road which was also the Toronto Carrying Place Trail earlier (the trail that gave Toronto its name) and this trail is a 43 TOWNS ALONG YONGE STREET 200 YEARS YONGE - A HISTORY LAMBTON HOUSE near the Humber River on the Davenport Trail Restored in 1993 for the City of York Bicentennial, the house was opened by LieutenantGovernor H.

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