Bronte Creek

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The Bronte Creek bridge in 1936, built as part of The Middle Road, now known as the Queen Elizabeth Way. The original iron truss bridge from the country lane is in the foreground.

Bronte Creek is a waterway in the Lake Ontario watershed of Ontario Canada. It runs through Hamilton and Halton Region, with its source near Morriston[1] (south of the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 401), passing Bronte Creek Provincial Park, on its way to Lake Ontario at Bronte Harbour in Oakville, where the creek is also known as Twelve Mile Creek.

It was previously known to the Mississauga Indians as Esqui-sink, Eshkwessing or ishkwessin (that which lies at the end).[2][3][4]


Just south of the Queen Elizabeth Way at the Bronte Road exit, the creek has exposed an outcrop of Queenston Formation red shale with narrow, greenish layers of calcareous sandstone and silty bioclastic carbonate.[5]

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  1. ^ "Creek Locations". Habitats of Hamilton and Halton. Hamilton Naturalists' Club. Archived from the original on 25 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "French Sketch Map, c. 1760". Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  3. ^ A dictionary of the Otchipwe language, explained in English: Part II ..., Part 2. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  4. ^ FREELANG Ojibwe-English and English-Ojibwe online dictionary
  5. ^ Brogly, P. J.; I. P. Martini; G. V. Middleton (1998). "The Queenston Formation: shale-dominated, mixed terrigenous-carbonate deposits of Upper Ordovician, semiarid, muddy shores in Ontario, Canada". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 35 (6): 702–719. Bibcode:1998CaJES..35..702B. doi:10.1139/cjes-35-6-702. 

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Coordinates: 43°23′31″N 79°42′51″W / 43.39194°N 79.71417°W / 43.39194; -79.71417