Chinguacousy Township, Ontario
Chinguacousy Township i// is a former municipality and geographic township in Peel County, Ontario. In 1973, when Peel County became the Regional Municipality of Peel, it was split in half, with the northern half becoming part of the town of Caledon, and the southern half, along with the township of Toronto Gore, joining the town of Brampton.
Several historical villages were once located within Chinguacousy Township, including Churchville. However, only small remnants like churches and cemeteries, of these former villages exist. Churchville remains as a hamlet, maintaining its identity as a historic community due to historic structures, its proximity to a river, and "Churchville Road," while the rest seem to have been subsumed by suburban developments.
The name lives on in Brampton in Chinguacousy Park, Chinguacousy Road, the Chinguacousy Concert Band, and Chinguacousy Secondary School, among other things.
People from Chinguacousy
- "Chinguacousy". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. http://www4.rncan.gc.ca/search-place-names/unique.php?id=FAQOO&output=xml. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
- "Map of Peel County". 1880 Map of Ontario Counties. The Canadian County Digital Atlas Project at McGill University. 2001. Retrieved 2011-01-15.
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