Nobleton, Ontario

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Nobleton
Unincorporated community
An historic Nobleton structure.
An historic Nobleton structure.
Coordinates: 43°54′08″N 79°39′10″W / 43.90222°N 79.65278°W / 43.90222; -79.65278
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional Municipality York
Township King
Government
 • Township mayor Steve Pellegrini
 • MP Paul Calandra
 • MPP Helena Jaczek
 • Councillor Peter Grandilli (Ward 2)
Area[1]
 • Land 16.51 km2 (6.37 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 3,582
 • Density 216.9/km2 (562/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Forward sortation area L0G
Area code(s) 905 and 289
NTS Map 030M13
GNBC Code FDSCY

Nobleton (Census Tract N° 5350461.01) (2011 population 3,582[3]) is an unincorporated village in southwestern King, Ontario, Canada. It is the third-largest community in the township, after King City and Schomberg. Located south of the Oak Ridges Moraine, Nobleton is surrounded by hills and forests. Many horse farms are found on Nobleton's eastern periphery.

It is located between King City and Bolton along King Road, and directly north of Kleinburg along Highway 27. To the northwest is Hammertown.

Geography[edit]

Nobleton is at an elevation of approximately 300 m, just south of the regional peak of the Oak Ridges Moraine.

The Humber River flows in the southwestern part with a conservation area covering the southwest.

The Oak Ridges Moraine is to the north and is covered with pine forests with a few other types of trees and lakes to the north and the northeast including Nobleton Lakes located nearly 2 to 3 km north of Nobleton which include two lakes and a golf club. Forests are almost sporadically situated in the valleys throughout Nobleton including to the east and into the southeastern portion. The farmlands lie to the west, the south and the east and sproadically to the north. The power lines lie to the west and to the east and both link up to central Ontario.

History[edit]

Nobleton was first settled in 1812, primarily based on its location mid-way between King City and Bolton on the east-west route, and Kleinburg and Schomberg on the north-south route. Taverns and hotels were built to serve travellers, and general stores and a post office were built to serve the fledgling businesses. The board and batten blacksmith shop originally built in Nobleton in the 1850s was moved to Black Creek Pioneer Village.[4]

The village takes its name from Joseph Noble, an early settler of the town, and local tavern keeper.

The slow urbanization of Nobleton began in the 1950s and the 1960s, with development of portions of the village's southwest. Housing developments began in the northern part of the village in the 1990s and 2000s.

After construction of the wastewater system, several applications for the construction of residential subdivisions were made. There are three active developments that will add 914 detached homes, 31 detached condominium units, 46 semi-detached homes, and 38 townhouses.[5] These will all be situated near Highway 27.

Business[edit]

The one heavily populated business area of Nobleton is the Nobleton Plaza located along HWY 27. The Plaza has a pharmacy, a post office, a doctors office, a Toronto Dominion bank, a dry cleaners, a physiotherapy and massage therapy clinic, a dance studio, an Italian bakery, a womans fashion clothing store, a pizza and wings shop, a dollar store, a dentist office and a Tim Hortons.

Other business developments include another bakery, a burger shop, a television sales and repair shop, a custom upholstery shop, a fish and chips restaurant, Chinese food restaurant, pizza shop, video store, and a fine dining restaurant Daniel's of Nobleton, among many others.

This town also has many small businesses owned by locals or people who live near.

King Brewery is based in Nobleton.

Politics[edit]

Nobleton is represented on King Township council by Ward 2.

Education and Community Centres[edit]

A typical Nobleton house in a heavily wooded lot.

Nobleton is served by both public and Catholic separate schools for elementary and junior-age children. In the public system, Nobleton Junior Public School and Nobleton Senior Public School are within the community.

The town of Nobleton also offers the community an accredited Montessori private school. The Montessori Country School has been a part of the town of Nobleton for over 25 years and is located on the 15th Sideroad on 10 acres (40,000 m2).

Pre-high school Catholic children attend St. Mary Catholic School.

A large regulation size ice rink is available for figure skating, curling, speed skating and hockey.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada
  2. ^ Statistics Canada
  3. ^ Statistics Canada
  4. ^ Mika, Mike; Mika, Helma; Thompson, Gary (2000). Black Creek Pioneer Village: Toronto's Living History Village. Dundurn. ISBN 1896219640. 
  5. ^ "Nobleton Development". The Corporation of the Township of King. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 

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Coordinates: 43°54′8″N 79°39′10″W / 43.90222°N 79.65278°W / 43.90222; -79.65278