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Churchville
Unincorporated community
Aerial view of Churchville in 2021
Aerial view of Churchville in 2021
Coordinates: 43°37′48″N 79°45′20″W / 43.63000°N 79.75556°W / 43.63000; -79.75556
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
Regional municipalityPeel
CityBrampton
Founded1815
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Forward sortation area
Area code(s)905 and 289
NTS Map030M12
GNBC CodeFAQWC

Churchville is a preserved suburban hamlet in the south-west corner of Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The village was designated as a heritage conservation district under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1990, making it Brampton's only heritage conservation district.[1]

History

Churchville, circa 1910

Churchville was founded in 1815 by Amaziah Church (1766-1831),[2] who built a gristmill on the Credit River in what was then Toronto Township, York County (Peel County was created from York County in 1851).[3] This small area surrounding the mill on the floodplain of the river valley was where the original settlement was focused.

Over the course of its history, the village grew to include homes, a slaughterhouse, a tannery, a school house, a wooden sidewalk, several churches and small hotels and a cemetery.[2][3] Many of these structures no longer exist, although some houses have survived from Churchville's early period, and are designated heritage houses.

Churchville, along with the northern extremities of Mississauga (which Toronto Township was restructured into in 1967), were amalgamated into the enlarged City of Brampton on 1 January 1974 as part of the restructuring of Peel County into the Regional Municipality of Peel.

In 2022, flooding occurred due to an ice jam, which damaged around 50 homes.[4][5] The mayor, Patrick Brown visited the community, and around 100 homes were evacuated.[4]

Notes

  1. ^ "Churchville Heritage Conservation District". www1authoring.brampton.ca. Retrieved 6 December 2023.
  2. ^ a b From his tombstone in Churchville Cemetery.
  3. ^ a b "Churchville Celebrates Its Bicentennial (1815-2015)" (PDF). The Brampton Heritage Times. 2016. p. 1. Retrieved 7 December 2023.
  4. ^ a b Ryan, Rocca (17 February 2022). "Flooding in Brampton community prompts evacuation, around 100 homes affected". Global News. Retrieved 7 December 2023.
  5. ^ Rumbolt, Ryan (23 February 2022). "Brampton residents face massive clean up after Churchville flood | inBrampton". insauga | Local Online News. Retrieved 8 December 2023.

43°37′48″N 79°45′20″W / 43.63000°N 79.75556°W / 43.63000; -79.75556

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