By Ralph Magel
The Yonge road as conceived by means of Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe is widely known, from its starting as a primary Nation's path, to the Yonge highway we all know this day, extending from Toronto to Innisfil. Augustus Jones, the surveyor assigned via Simcoe, the French, the German pioneers, the Loyalists -- all have been to persuade the construction of Yonge road. With the development of a path got here tolls, motels, villages, extra immigrants and finally an street of economic system serving because the key transportation course for the folks, items and providers that signify our province.< p>
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The building shown, erected in 1922, was in the dignified classical style thought appropriate for banks at that time. This building was replaced in 1973. TOWNS ALONG YONGE STREET The Italianate style of Aurora's post office, shown here at the time of its 1914 construction, is similar to others of that era across Canada. Typical, too, was its importance as a central gathering point. Today the building is privately owned, but its clock still services the town well. There has been a church building on this corner since 1818; the 1874 structure shown here was the third on the site.
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. The inn was originally owned by Sir William P. Howland who was the first Lieu tenant-Cover nor after Confederation.
Heath settled on the land in 1837, probably near Deer Park Crescent and Heath Street West. Her son, Charles, kept deer on their farm, and the property was called On the southwest corner of Deer Park. T I he Yonge and St. Clair stood O'Halloran's Hotel, built in 1836. Deer from the Heath estate farm used to come daily to the hotel to be fed and, eventually, this custom led to a later owner renaming the hotel "Deer Park Hotel". In 1837, the rebels on Yonge used the hotel, whkh also served mourners from St.
200 Years Yonge: A History by Ralph Magel