Newmarket History: In November 1947, the large elm tree on Timothy Street was cut down after Town Council deemed the tree unsafe. This giant, it is said, was a landmark that attracted fur trappers and traders who were taking their loaded canoes south from Muskoka and Lake Simcoe up the Holland River to market.
At the end of the War of 1812-14, Andrew Borland and William Roe set up a fur trading post in this small hamlet. Business would proceed under the giant elm, which could be seen along the river, and was the landmark used as the gathering place. This became the "new market" and eventually the name of the town.
In time Borland plied his trade north in Muskoka and the French River country, while Roe built his large store and trading post with an entrance from the river for the traders and trappers at the south end of Main Street.
Today, the streets William Roe Boulevard and Borland Court honour these early Newmarket settlers.
Stonehaven Homes Houses
Newmarket, York Region
Stonehaven-Wyndham Real Estate:This neighbourhood lies between Newmarket's south boundary and Mulock Drive to the north, and from Armitage in the west to Highway 404 in the east. From its beginning, the Stonehaven development had a prestigious, upscale reputation. If one could afford to live in here, you appeared to be well-off financially. This community, now, includes, mainly, the original Stonehaven, Wyndham Village north of St. John's Sideroad on the east side of Bayview Avenue and the more recent collection of homes at Copper Hills on the east side of Leslie Street. Detached homes are generally priced between $450,000 and $1,200,000.
Newmarket, York Region
There are freehold and condo townhomes within the community, and a great many semi-detached homes, especially in the Bayview Avenue/Mulock Drive locale.
Kingdale Road at the old hamlet of Bogarttown north of Copper Hills features estate homes on large lots, and is one of the oldest estate residential subdivisions in York Region.
Industrial development, too, along Newpark Boulevard on the east side of Bayview Avenue helps provide real estate diversity with employment opportunities for the residents of the Town and surrounding communities.
Semi-Detached Homes Houses
In short, Stonehaven-Wyndham is one of the most well-known neighbourhoods in York Region, and is always very attractive for home buyers and sellers.
Carter, Robert Terence, Stories Of Newmarket: an old Ontario town, Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2011.