Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
Early Mill Site
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted October, 2006
Plaque coordinates: 43.706624 -79.532652
A grist mill & sawmill, built by David Holley in 1810-11, stood in the valley below. James Farr, to whom the mill belonged from 1815 until 1828, operated five run of stones in his mill. The lower & older part of the village of Weston, formerly known as Farr's Mills, was destroyed in the flood of 1850. In 1828, William Wadsworth bought the mill, rebuilt & operated the sawmill, 1830-1870, & built a larger grist mill in 1856. The Wadsworth mills operated in this vicinity for 87 years.
Posted September 1, 2012
Wow, I am a Transit Operator for the Royal York 73 TTC Bus and also an avid Historic Mill Photographer.I've passed this site every day for many years and finally decided to google it and am pleased to know what it was all about. I hope the new Go Rail station being constructed will not interfere with this monumental property.
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