Brougham, Ontario

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Brougham
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 43°55′6″N 79°6′26″W / 43.91833°N 79.10722°W / 43.91833; -79.10722
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional municipality Durham
City Pickering
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Forward sortation area L0H 1A0
Area code(s) 905 and 289
NTS Map 030M14
GNBC Code FALYS

Brougham is a community within the northern part of the City of Pickering, in Durham Region of Ontario, Canada. Some of its lands are affected by plans to build the proposed Pickering Airport. There are concerns because some of its buildings are of architectural significance.[citation needed] There is one bus in the area; the 52 York University passes through with a stop at Brock Road. The population is about 250. The children go to school at Valley View Public School in its neighbouring town of Greenwood. It has slowly reduced in population and business as the 407 wound its way through in the early 2000's. It currently houses an Antique Market, The Marc Barrie Art Gallery, as well as a handful of historical buildings dating back to the MacKenzie Rebellion. In the past, the hamlet has been home for a Mac's Milk (Formerly Beckers) as well as a Family Run Hardware Store, a small restaurant as well as a small Mechanic shop, most of which closed down in or around the time that the plans for the 407 development came to realization.

The Hamlet of Brougham is the designated future sight for the 407 ETR/Highway 7 Bypass as the 407 expands through Eastern Durham Region. at this juncture, the proposed plans for the 407 lead from the Hamlet, and run parallel with Highway 7 until it reaches Bowmanville for the time being.

The Hamlet of Brougham also houses a handful of historical sites including Thistle Ha, and an old Historical Hotel that has fallen into disuse. Rumour has it that at the corner of Brock rd. and Concession 5, there once stood an Inn that William Lyon MacKenzie used as a staging area for activities during the MacKenzie Rebellion, although at this time, such claims are not wholly verified.

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Coordinates: 43°55′06″N 79°06′26″W / 43.91833°N 79.10722°W / 43.91833; -79.10722