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East Gwillimbury

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East Gwillimbury

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East Gwillimbury, [1], is a town in Ontario, located about 30 minutes north of Toronto. It includes the villages and hamlets of Holland Landing, Queensville, Mount Albert, River Drive Park, and Sharon.


East Gwillimbury was named by Governor John Graves Simcoe, founder of York (now Toronto), in honor of his wife Elizabeth, whose maiden name "Gwillim."

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Take GO Transit to the East Gwillimbury stop on the Bradford line. The stop is located at 845 Green Lane East (Green Lane East & 2nd Concession (Main St. N.)), +1 416 869-3200, [2].

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Highway 404 extends from Toronto into East Gwillimbury, currently ending at Green Lane, just south of Sharon. Work is underway to extend the highway further north, through East Gwillimbury and eventually into Georgina.

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York Region Transit, [3], offers bus service, as does GO Transit on their routes to Barrie and Georgina.

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  • The Sharon Temple was built in 1825 by The Children of Peace, and restored in the 1920's. This unique Canadian Historic Site hosts music festivals throughout the summer and is open for tours Thursday to Sunday. The annual Illumination takes place on the first Friday each September, in keeping with the traditions of the Children of Peace. A jewel of Canadian architecture and music, the Temple is one of the best kept secrets North of Toronto.

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