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Queensville, Ontario

Queensville is a village within the Town of East Gwillimbury, Ontario, Canada.

Queensville
Unincorporated community
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Coordinates: 44°8′19″N 79°27′1″W / 44.13861°N 79.45028°W / 44.13861; -79.45028
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
Regional municipalityYork
TownEast Gwillimbury
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Forward sortation area
Area code(s)905 and 289
NTS Map031D03
GNBC CodeFCJBR

HistoryEdit

Originally named Hackett's Corners, it was renamed as Queensville in 1843.[1]

OverviewEdit

Among the private homes, the village proper contains the Queensville Cemetery, a post office, a United Church of Canada, and a complex containing a fire hall, a community centre, a public park with softball diamond, tennis courts and playground. Guy Paul Morin and Christine Jessop were neighbours in Queensville in 1984, and John Candy once owned a home approximately 1 km south of Queensville.

At one time, there were plans to build Ontario's first private university in Queensville. The site for the proposed university would have been east of Leslie on the north side of Queensville side road. It was expected that the university would occupy 65 acres (0.102 sq mi; 0.26 km2) and employ 1,000 people.[2]

Queensville is home to the largest Antique Mall in York Region.

GeographyEdit

Statistics Canada 2006 census population for all of East Gwillimbury 21,069.

  • Population approximately 3% of total East Gwillimbury population 632
  • Name of inhabitants: - Queensvillians

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