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Dundas Street

Dundas Street

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2009

Dundas Street

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted March, 2011

Plaque Location

The City of Hamilton
On a cairn on the south side of Governor's Road (Road 99)
east of Bridlewood Drive, in front of Highland High School

Coordinates: N 43 15.507 W 79 58.630


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Plaque Text

Dundas Street, named for Henry Dundas, Secretary of State for the British Home Department (1791-1794), was built on Lieutenant Governor Simcoe's orders in 1793-1794. The road, cut by a party of Queen's Rangers from Burlington Bay to the upper forks, a navigable point on the Thames River, was part of a land and water communications system linking Detroit and Montreal. The road also connected the site of Simcoe's proposed capital, London, 26 km downstream, with the larger network. While Simcoe's primary consideration was military, Dundas Street also helped to open the region for settlement.

Related Ontario plaques
Dundas Mills
The Dundas Town Hall
The Founding of Dundas

Related Toronto plaque
The Queen's Rangers


Hamilton Plaques

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