Henry Farm

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Henry Farm
Neighbourhood
Skyline of Henry Farm
Henry Farm map.PNG
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
City Toronto Toronto
Settled 1806
Developed 1960s
Government
 • City Councillor Shelley Carroll
 • Federal M.P. Joe Daniel
 • Provincial M.P.P. Michael Coteau
Oriole Lodge, built by George S. Henry in 1824, is the oldest surviving building in the area

Henry Farm is a neighbourhood in the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the north central part of the city within the district of North York.

Henry Farm is bounded on the north by Sheppard Avenue East, on the east by on the south by Highway 401, and on the west by the Don River (East Branch). The Don Mills subway station and the Fairview Mall shopping centre are located just to the north of the neighbourhood. It is served by the Henry Farm Community Interest Association.

Henry Farm was settled in 1806 by Henry Mulholland, a native of Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. He later sold the farm, but his great-grandson, George Stewart Henry, reacquired it in 1898. Henry was the tenth Premier of Ontario from 1930-34. Ten days before his death in 1958, Henry sold his farm for C$2 million to the developers of the present-day neighbourhood.[1] Henry's house, called Oriole Lodge, still stands as a private residence at 17 Manorpark Court.

Henry Farm was developed into a housing subdivision in the 1960s. Most of the neighbourhood consists of low density suburban housing. Along the northeast and southeast are townhouse developments. The latter are primarily social housing. There are also two high-rise apartment buildings, Havenbrook Towers, at the southeast corner.

There is one church, located at 80 George Henry Boulevard, which houses the St. Matthew the Apostle, Oriole Anglican Church of Canada congregation. The church was built in 1969 and dedicated on January 25, 1970. The site was shared with the Covenant United Church. Covenant United Church amalgamated with Donway United Church in 1992, and moved out of Henry Farm.

Henry Farm is home to Shaughnessy Public School of the Toronto District School Board.

Children who live in Henry Farm neighbourhood attend the following local schools:

  • Public elementary schools (Grades 1-8): Shaughnessy Public School,
  • Public elementary schools (Grades 1-6): Forest Manor Public School (in Parkway Forest),
  • Public junior high school (Grades 7-9): Woodbine Junior High School (in The Peanut)
  • Public high schools (Grades 9-12): George S. Henry Academy, Georges Vanier Secondary School (in The Peanut)
  • Catholic school: St. Timothy's Catholic School (in Don Valley Village).

The City of Toronto has officially designated the neighbourhood of Henry Farm to encompass a smaller neighbourhood, Parkway Forest, between Don Mills Road and Highway 404, which is covered in a separate article.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George S. Henry, 87, Dies". The Toronto Daily Star (Toronto). 1958-09-03. p. 10. 

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Coordinates: 43°46′12″N 79°21′07″W / 43.770°N 79.352°W / 43.770; -79.352