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Bradford West Gwillimbury is a town in south-central Ontario, in the County of Simcoe in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area on the Holland River. West Gwillimbury takes its name from the family of Elizabeth Simcoe, née Gwillim.
The former Town of Bradford was amalgamated with portions of the former Townships of West Gwillimbury and Tecumseth to become the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury on January 1, 1991. Continue reading
The Auld Kirk Church is located on the south half of Lot 8 on Concession 6 of West Gwillimbury. In 1819, a group of Scottish and Irish settlers arrived in Upper Canada, and developed the area known today as the “Scotch Settlement”. After the initial goal of building homes to fulfill the stipulation of the land grants, their thoughts turned toward building a church and school to educate their children. In 1822, land was obtained from John Faris, an Irish farmer, for a graveyard. In 1823, a log church was built on the land, and it also served as a school house during the winter months.
We Grew up or live in Bradford West Gwillimbury 5th Annual Christmas Food Drive
Starting Nov 30th to Dec 21st 2016.
We have teamed up with, “Times Designs Custom Embroidery” as the Official drop off Location, for this event. https://www.facebook.com/TimesDesigns
The Drop off Bin will be located at 157 Holland St East.
You can drop off Non Perishable Food items there between 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday or Saturday. 9 am to 12 pm
All Item’s donated will go to the “Helping Hand Food Bank” which is located in Bradford. One Person can make a difference. But Together, let make a dent in our community needs. Thank you everyone for your support. “We Grew Up or Live in Bradford West Gwillimbury Facebook Group”
I strive to celebrate the history of Bradford Ontario Canada and preserve its heritage one picture at a time.
“Bradford’s downtown core is situated at the intersection of former Highway 11 (now, County Road 4) and 88 (now, County Road 88). County Road 88 intersects with Ontario’s Highway 400, a limited-interchange multi-lane major thoroughfare that connects to Toronto in the south and “cottage country” in the north. This portion of Highway 11 is one of the few connecting routes between Highway 404 to the east and the 400 to the west, creating considerable through traffic. ” wikipedia .
Bradford Ontario Canada – Holland Street Looking West – County Road 88 & HWY 11
97 YEARS SERVING BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY
Spence Lumber was founded in 1919 by James Spence, on the site of what is now MacDonald’s Restaurant and South Simcoe Square. James was followed by his son, A.W., then grandson, Keith Noble. Now it’s the 4th generation, great grandson Ron Noble, who runs the operation. Spence Lumber weathered the Roaring Twenties, the Dirty Thirties, the war years, the post-war baby boom, the changes of the ’60s and ’70s, at its old site. But in the ’80s, the increasing trend towards home renovation, and “do-it-yourself” repairs led to a decision to move, and expand. The old retail space, notes Ron, covered only 800 to 1,000 square feet. “We were kind of land-locked, and there was no real growth potential.” In 1990, the store moved to its current site at 90 Dissette,where it has 6,000 square feet of retail space, and over four acres of lumber yard – and joined 160 other stores in Ontario under the “Homecare” banner. “
60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution – Bradford West Gwillimbury Ontario Canada
October 23, 2016 was the 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury at 1:00 p.m. in front of the BWG Courthouse at 57 Holland Street East. On October 23, 1956, a bold and courageous Hungarian people,yearning for freedom, rebelled against communist domination,demonstrating in the streets of Budapest, then spreading their actions to other parts of the country; and By the revolution’s end on November 5, 1956, thousands of Hungarians had died and many more were jailed in the name of liberty; and We pay homage to the courage of the 1956 Freedom Fighters whose sacrifice and undaunted spirit marked the beginning of a 35-year battle that ultimately brought down communism and gave birth to the free and thriving Hungarian nation of today; and The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury values its rich heritage and diversity, including men and women of Hungarian descent; and Today, on the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, we recognize the many ways Hungarian Canadians have enriched and strengthened our country and our community through their spirit and hard work, and inspired us with their courage and conviction.
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The Bradford Board of Trade celebrated business excellence at a Gala evening, held at The Club at Bond Head the theme was “Midnight In Paris”, on October 21 2016. Those successes were celebrated, with the presentation of the 2016 Business Awards. Nominees were asked to submit information on their business, service model, community involvement, and testimonials from the public. A panel of judges reviewed the nominees; in the event of a tie, the decision was based on testimonials.The awards did not mark the end of the evening. Instead, Gala-goers were invited to stay, socialize, and dance the night away. Continue reading