Binbrook, Ontario

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Binbrook Township on an 1818 map, highlighted in green.

Binbrook is a small community in southeastern Hamilton, Ontario in Canada. It was amalgamated into the city of Hamilton in 2001. Since 2001, hundreds of new homes have been built in Binbrook, separated from Hamilton by conservation and agricultural lands. Armstrong's General Store was a longtime centre of community activity as was the feed mill and, in the 1960s, Cybulski's Grocery Store. Knox Presbyterian Church is on the Eastern flank of the village, 400 m down Binbrook Road from the village center. On March 14, 2012, Tim Horton's opened right in the middle of the downtown area at Binbrook Road and Highway 56.

The community of Binbrook has a rich history of agriculture and First Nations peoples.[citation needed] There has been evidence found of Algonquin tribes inhabiting this area.[citation needed]

The first registry of Binbrook is in 1791 when it was called Township #11 in the District of Nassau. The plan can be found in the Department of Lands and Forests, Toronto, dated October 25, 1791 where it lists four concessions and blocks divided amongst several families.

Binbrook has a farmers' market, The Binbrook Little Theatre, a public library, a recently[when?] built community centre, arena, soccer fields, the Binbrook Fairgrounds (which hosts many dances and events throughout the year), and the Binbrook Conservation area. In recent years, Binbrook has seen further expansion with the addition of a Tim Hortons and a FreshCo grocery store. Binbrook is host to one of the oldest Fall Fairs in Canada.

The population of Binbrook has more than tripled since 2006 when the population was slightly below 1,000. The current estimated population is over 3,000 with continued growth anticipated.[1]

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Coordinates: 43°07′18″N 79°48′16″W / 43.1217°N 79.8045°W / 43.1217; -79.8045