Bloomington, York Region, Ontario

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Bloomington
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 44°0′24″N 79°15′51″W / 44.00667°N 79.26417°W / 44.00667; -79.26417Coordinates: 44°0′24″N 79°15′51″W / 44.00667°N 79.26417°W / 44.00667; -79.26417
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional municipality York Region
Town Whitchurch–Stouffville
Amalgamation (With Town of Stouffville)
1 January 1971
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Justin Altmann
 • Councillor, Ward 4 Rick Upton
 • Councillor, Ward 5 Iain Lovatt
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Forward sortation area L4A
Area code(s) 905 and 289

Bloomington is a hamlet in York Region, Ontario, Canada, in the town of Whitchurch–Stouffville. The hamlet is centred at the intersection of Ninth Line and Bloomington Road near the eastern boundary of the town of Whitchurch–Stouffville. Neighbouring communities within Whitchurch–Stouffville include Musselman Lake to the north, Lemonville to the west, and the community of urban Stouffville to the south. The hamlet of Goodwood in the town of Uxbridge lies to the east.[1]

The first settlers arrived in the early 19th century, and were largely Quakers, Mennonites and United Empire Loyalists who had left the United States. The first postmaster, S. Patterson, registered the name Bloomington in 1869, likely after the city of Bloomington, Illinois.[2]

Bloomington Cove Care Community and Bloomington Gospel Church are the most notable services in the community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ See the detailed 1878 map: Township of Whitchurch, 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).
  2. ^ For a thorough account of Bloomington's history, cf. Jean Barkey et al., Whitchurch Township (Erin, ON: Boston Mills, 1993), 100-102.