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Hart Almerrin Massey (1823-1896)

Hart Almerrin Massey

Photos by contributor Colin Old - Posted May 2018

Hart Almerrin Massey Hart Almerrin Massey

Plaque Location

The Region of Halton
The Town of Milton
In the Massey-Harris Building at Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Road, 2.3 km north of Steeles Avenue West


Coordinates: N 43 31.060 W 79 56.271

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Plaque Text

Born near Cobourg, Hart Massey took over his father's farm implement manufacturing business in 1855. He soon made it the most dynamic firm in its field, a leader in the transformation of Canadian agriculture. After the company's move from Newcastle to Toronto in 1879 and its 1891 merger with rival firms, he became the head of the biggest farm machinery business in the British Empire, the Massey-Harris Company. A great philanthropist, Massey supported many religious, charitable and educational institutions. His legacy includes Massey Hall and the Fred Victor Mission, both in Toronto.

Related Ontario plaque
The Masseys at Newcastle

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Massey-Harris Company
Massey Music Hall
Burwash Hall Victoria University

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