Victoria Square, Ontario
|Elevation||230 m (750 ft)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||905 and 289|
Victoria Square is an unincorporated community in Markham, Ontario, Canada. The community was formed in the early nineteenth century. The first church (Primitive Methodist) was built in 1830s on the east side of 4th Line, where the cemetery is still located. The Wesleyan Methodists built a wood-frame church south of the Victoria Square corner in 1845. This was replaced by a red brick edifice in 1880. Victoria Square had an inn which was granted a tavern licence in 1849. A post-office was opened in 1854.
Today's residential development of the area began in the 1990s. Today, most of the farmlands have disappeared in the area and replaced with newer executive homes in the Unionville Hamlet. Most homes in the area are single-family dwellings. The community is bounded by 19th Avenue, Warden Avenue, Woodbine Avenue and Major Mackenzie Drive.
Parks and recreation
- Victoria Square Park
- Victoria Square Community Centre
- Victoria Square United Church (c. 1880)
- For a fuller account of Victoria Square's early history, see Isabel Champion, ed., Markham: 1793-1900 (Markham, ON: Markham Historical Society, 1979), pp. 311-313; 152-153; 338. See also the detailed 1878 map, "Township of Markham," Illustrated historical atlas of the county of York and the township of West Gwillimbury & town of Bradford in the county of Simcoe, Ont. (Toronto: Miles & Co., 1878).