By Ralph Magel

The Yonge road as conceived through 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 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 development of Yonge highway. With the development of a path got here tolls, lodges, villages, extra immigrants and eventually an street of economic climate serving because the key transportation course for the folks, items and prone that signify our province.< p>

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Birthplace of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. (Approx 1906-1910) 50 TOWNS ALONG YONGE STREET 2OO Y E A R S Y O N G E - A HISTORY NEWTONBROOK: Highway #11, breaking up macadam road. NEWTONBROOK: Lot 26, Cone. 1 IVYonge Street looking north at Steeles Corners. Green Bush Inn. 51 TOWNS ALONG YONGE STREET 20O YEARS YONGE - A HISTORY YORK MILLS: Lot 13, Com:. 1W This is a view of the valley on the west side of Yonge Street. The grist flour mill was originally built by Cornelius van Nostrand in 1837.

64 BONSHAW Was built in 1841 on lot 98 on the west side of Yonge street, just north of Davis Drive, by Jacob Aemilius Irving from Dumfries, Scotland. It remained in the Irving family until the 1950s when it was sold to a developer. Once surrounded by tall trees and hedges which have been stripped away, the house has been moved back 1000 yards into a subdivision with Dawson Manor, to make space for a large retail store, Home Depot.

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. 1793 s originally surveyed, the Township of York stretched from the Humber River on the west to Scarborough Township on the east, and from Lake Ontario in the south to the Townships of Vaughan and Markham in the north. WhenYonge Street was surveyed and built between 1793 and 1796, the portion of it located within the Township of York stretched continuously for ten miles from Queen Street to Steeles Avenue.

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