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Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory for 1871

In addition to the names of cities, towns, and villages, this volume also listed the names of professional and businessmen and other inhabitants who paid a small fee to have their name listed. Not everyone could afford the fee. Names of residents of the smaller places will appear on a separate page at a future time.

Altona
A small rural village in the township of Pickering, county of Ontario. Distant from Frenchman's Bay, a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 14 miles, from Whitby, the county town, 20 miles, from Toronto, 31 miles. Mail daily. Population about 100.

Ashburn
A small village in the township of Whitby, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, the county town, and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 9 miles, fare 50. Mail daily. Population about 150.

Atha
A small village in the township of Pickering, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, the county town, and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 16 miles, fare 87; from Toronto 29 miles. Mail daily. Population about 50.

Athens
A post office station in the township of Scott, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 24 miles, fare $1; from Newmarket 17 miles. Mail daily.

Atherley
A village at the narrows of Lake Simcoe, township of Mara, county of Ontario. The Midland railway, now in course of construction, will have a depot at this place. The steamers on Lake Simcoe land goods and passengers here. Distant from Bell Ewart, a station of the Northern railway, 28 miles, fare $1.25; from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 70 miles, fare $3; from Toronto 90 miles. Mail daily in summer, tri-weekly in winter. Population about 400.

Balsam
A post office in the township of Pickering, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 13 miles. Mail weekly.

Beaverton
A thriving village on Lake Simcoe, township of Thorah, north riding of the county of Ontario. This place will be one of the termini of the Midland railway. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 50 miles, fare $2.50. Mail daily. Population about 1200.

Belford
A small village in the township of Markham, county of York. Distant from Markham 3 miles, from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 15 miles, from Toronto 23 miles. Mail daily. Population about 200.

Brechin
A small village in the township of Mara, county of Ontario, on the Whitby road, half-way between Beaverton and Orillia. Distant from Bell Ewart, a station of the Northern railway, 36 miles, from Whitby, the county town, 60 miles. Mail bi-weekly. Population about 100.

Brooklin
A village in the township of Whitby, county of Ontario. A considerable local retail trade is done at this place, which contains also large manufactories of furniture. Montreal Telegraph Co. has an office here. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 7 miles, fare 25; from Toronto 34 miles. Mail daily. Population about 650.

Brougham
A village in the township of Pickering, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, the county town, and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 12 miles, fare 50; from Toronto 27 miles. Mail daily. Population about 300.

Cannington
A thriving village on Beaver river, township of Brock, county of Ontario. It possesses extensive manufacturing facilities, is the centre of a productive agricultural district, and will be one of the principal stations of the Toronto and Nipissing railway. Distant from Toronto, 60 miles, from Whitby, the county town, 37 miles, fare $1.75. Mail daily. Population about 800.

Canton
See Duffin's Creek

Cedar Dale
A small village in the township of Whitby, county of Ontario. This village depends on its large factory of scythes, hoes and forks. It is a station of the Grand Trunk railway. Distant from Oshawa 2 miles, from Whitby, the county town, 6 miles, from Toronto 33 miles, from Montreal 300 miles. Population about 250. The post office is at Oshawa.

Claremont
A village in the township of Pickering, county of Ontario. It is in the middle of a well settled and very fertile agricultural country. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station on the Grand Trunk railway, 16 miles, from Toronto 30 miles. Mail daily. Population about 500.

Columbus
A village in the township of East Whitby, county of Ontario.Distant from Oshawa, a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 6 miles, fare 37; from Whitby 10 miles. Mail daily. Population about 400.

Duffin's Creek
Also called Pickering. A thriving village on the Kingston road, 3 miles from the mouth of Duffin's Creek, which empties into Lake Ontario, township of Pickering, county of Ontario. At this village there is a large quantity of water power, being at the junction of the eastern and western baranches of the Creek, and having at its mouth a fine natural harbor. The surrounding country is remarkable as being one of the finest agricultural districts in Canada. There is here a station of the Grand Trunk railway. Montreal Telegraph Co. has an office here. Distant from Whitby, the county town, 6 miles, from Toronto 23 miles. Mail daily. Population about 500.

Epsom
A small village in the township of Reach, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 16 miles, fare $1; from Toronto 28 miles. Mail daily. Population about 80.

Frenchman's Bay
A small village in the township of Pickering, county of Ontario. It is a station of the Grand Trunk railway and a port of entry. Montreal Telegraph Co. has an office here. Distant from Dunbarton 1 miles, from Toronto 20 miles. Population about 100. The post office is at Dunbarton. The station was formerly called Liverpool west.

Gamebridge
A small village in the township of Thorah, county of Ontario. Distant from Beaverton, a landing of the lake Simcoe steamers and the terminus of the Midland railway, 5 miles, from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 55 miles, fare $8. Mail daily. Population about 90.

Glasgow
A small village in the township of Uxbridge, county of Ontario. Distant from Frenchman's Bay, a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 16 miles, fare 60; from Whitby, the county town, 22 miles, from Toronto, 34 miles. Mail daily. Population about 100.

Goodwood
A small village in the township of Uxbridge, county of Ontario. The Toronto and Nipissing railway, when completed, will have a station here. Distant from Frenchman's Bay, a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 15 miles, from Whitby, the county town, 25 miles, from Toronto 35 miles. Mail tri-weekly. Population about 90.

Greenbank
A small village in the township of Reach, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 20 miles, fare $1; from Toronto 50 miles. Mail daily. Population about 100.

Green River
A small village in the township of Pickering, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 16 miles. Mail daily. Population about 50.

Greenwood
A village in the township of Pickering, county of Ontario. Montreal Telegraph Co. has an office here. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 10 miles, fare 25; from Toronto 30 miles. Mail daily. Population about 500.

Kinsale
A small village in the township of Pickering, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 8 miles, fare 25; from Toronto 30 miles. Mail daily. Population about 90.

Leaskdale
A small village in the township of Scott, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 29 miles, from Toronto 50 miles. Mail tri-weekly. Population about 100.

Liverpool West
See Frenchman's Bay

Manchester
A village in the township of Reach, county of Ontario. The grain market in this village is very extensive, and is considered second to none in the province. Montreal Telegraph Co. has an office here. Distant from Whitby, a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 14 miles, fare $1; from Toronto 44 miles. Mail daily. Population about 300.

Myrtle
A small village in the township of Whitby, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 10 miles, fare 60; from Toronto 40 miles. Mail daily. Population about 50.

Oshawa
A flourishing incorporated village in the township of Whitby, county of Ontario. A large business is done in the produce of the country, and the place is especially celebrated for flour of a very superior brand. Several large factories have also been established, particularly by the Joseph Hall manufacturing Co., one of the most extensive in the country, engaged in the fabrication of agricultural implements, and the Oshawa Cabinet Co.'s furniture factory, which establishments make extensive shipments of their goods to different parts of Canada. Montreal and Dominion Telegraph Co.'s and the Canadian Express Co., have offices here. Oshawa is a station of the Grand Trunk railway. Distant from Whitby, the county town, 4 miles, from Toronto 33 miles, fare $1.15; from Montreal 300 miles. Mail daily. Population about 4,300.

Pickering
See Duffin's Creek

Port Perry
A flourishing village on Lake Scugog, township of Reach, county of Ontario. It is built on an eminence, commands an extensive view of the waters of the lake, and is connected with Scugog Island by a floating bridge of a mile in length. Manufactories of considerable size exist in the village, which has also an extensive business in wheat and lumber, about 5,000,000 feet of the latter commodity being annually made. This place has daily steam communication with Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, and ports on the lake. Montreal Telegraph Co. has an office here. Port Perry will be the terminus of the Whitby and Port Perry railway, now in course of construction. Distant from Whitby, the county town, and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 18 miles, fare 75; from Toronto 47 miles. Mail daily. Population about 1500.

Port Union
A village in the township of Pickering, on the boundaries of the counties of Ontario and York. It is a station of the Grand Trunk railway. Montreal Telegraph Co. has an office here. Distant from Toronto, 17 miles. Mail daily. Population about 100.

Prince Albert
A beautifully situated and thriving village in the township of Reach, county of Ontario. Montreal Telegraph Co. has an office here. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 18 miles, fare 75; from Toronto 47 miles. Mail daily. Population about 600.

Raglan
A small village in the township of East Whitby, county of Ontario. Distant from Oshawa, a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 9 miles, fare 50; from Whitby, the county town, 12 miles. Mail daily. Population about 100.

Rama
An Indian village on Lake Couchiching, township of Rama, county of Ontario. There is a beautiful view of Orillia and the surrounding country from the hill where the village church stands. Distant from Bell Ewart, a station of the Northern railway, 45 miles, fare $1.25; from Whitby, the county town, 75 miles. Mail daily. Population about 500.

Rouge Hill
A small village in the township of Pickering, county of Ontario. Distant from Frenchman's Bay, a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 2 miles, from Whitby, the county town, 11 miles. Mail daily. Population about 100.

Saintfield
A small village in the township of Reach, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 22 miles, fare $1; from Toronto 52 miles. Mail daily. Population about 180.

Scugog
A village in the township of Scugog, county of Ontario. The principal business is in manufacturing of various kinds. Distant from Oshawa, a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 24 miles, fare $1. Mail daily. Population about 200.

Sonya
A small village in the townships of Brock and Mariposa, on the line between the counties of Ontario and Victoria. Distant from Whitby, a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 26 miles. fare $1.25; from Lindsay 27 miles, from Toronto 56 miles. Mail daily. Population about 80.

Udora
A village on the line between the counties of Ontario and York, townships of Scott and Georgina. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 88 miles, fare $1.50. Mail tri-weekly. Population about 250.

Uptergrove
A village in the township of Mara, county of Ontario. Distant from Barrie, a station of the Northern railway, 80 miles, from Beaverton, a station of the Midland railway, 18 miles, fare by stage $1; from Toronto 93 miles, from Hamilton 150 miles, from Peterborough 60 miles. Mail 4 times a week. Population about 185.

Utica
A small village in the township of Reach, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 14 miles, fare 75; from Toronto 44 miles. Mail daily. Population about 200.

Uxbridge
A village in the township of the same name, county of Ontario. It is a station of the Toronto and Nipissing railway, and has extensive flour and saw mills, foundries and tanneries. Montreal Telegraph Co. has an office here. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 20 miles, fare $1; from Toronto 43 miles. Mail daily. Population about 1500.

Vallentyne
A small village in the township of Brock, county of Ontario. The Toronto and Nipissing railway, when completed, will have a station at Sunderland four miles from this place. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 80 miles, fare $1.50; from Toronto 55 miles. Mail daily. Population about 100.

Victoria Corners
A small village in the township of Reach, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 25 miles, fare $1. Mail tri-weekly. Population about 80.

Vroomanton
A small village in the township of Brock, county of Ontario. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 32 miles, fare $1.50; from Toronto 66 miles. Mail tri-weekly. Population about 250.

Whitby
An incorporated town on Whitby Harbor, Lake Ontario, township of Whitby, county of Ontario. It is the county town, and is a station of the Grand Trunk railway. The harbor is said to be one of the best and safest on the north shore. Montreal Telegraph Co., Dominion Telegraph Co., Canadian Express Co., and Montreal Ocean Steamship Co. have offices here. Stages run north to Port Perry, Prince Albert, Manchester, Beaverton, Uxbridge and intermediate places daily. The Whitby and Port Perry railway is now in course of construction, extending a length of 18 miles from Whitby Harbor to Lake Scugog, and intersecting the Grand Trunk. Whitby is particularly noted as an extensive grain and produce market. Distant from Toronto 30 miles, fare $1; from Montreal 303 miles. Mail daily. Population about 3500.

Whitevale
A thriving village in the township of Pickering, county of Ontario. There are extensive flouring and woollen mills in this village. Montreal Telegraph Co. has an office here. Distant from Whitby, the county town and a station of the Grand Trunk railway, 13 miles. Mail daily. Population about 250.

Wilfrid
A small village in the township of Brock, county of Ontario. Distant from Newmarket, a station of the Northern railway 30 miles, fare $1.50; from Whitby, the county town, 38 miles, from Toronto 60 miles. Mail tri-weekly. Population about 110.

Zephyr
A village in the township of Scott, county of Ontario. The Toronto and Nipissing railway will pass within 12 miles from this place. The principal trade carried on here consists chiefly of grain. Distant from Whitby 34 miles. Mail weekly. Population about 300.
 

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