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"Barberton"

Barberton

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2004

Barberton

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The Region of Peel
The City of Mississauga
In a park on the south side of Barbertown Road
just east of Mississauga Road
two blocks north of Eglinton Avenue West


Coordinates: N 43 34.316 W 79 41.898

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Plaque Text

At a bend in the Credit River, just east of here, a mill site was developed in 1826. William and Robert Barber purchased the property in 1844 and constructed the Toronto Woollen Mills, one of the largest textile mills in Canada West (Ontario). Known as Barberton, the complex grew to some forty buildings, including a dye house, a general store, sawmill, and smithy. Ownership passed from the Barber family in 1882. Early in the First World War, the four-storey stone mill was converted to flour production. Other remanents of Barberton are William Barber's home across the street and workers' cottages on the other side of the river.

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