Jackson's Point

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Jackson's Point
Postcard of Jackson's Point Station, terminus for the Toronto and York Radial Railway, from the 1910s
Postcard of Jackson's Point Station, terminus for the Toronto and York Radial Railway, from the 1910s
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
Regional MunicipalityYork Region
TownGeorgina
Government
 • Township mayorMargaret Quirk
 • CouncillorFrank Sebo (ward 4)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Forward sortation area
Area code(s)905 and 289

Jacksons Point is a summer resort harbour located in the township of Georgina, on Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada. It was originally part of a naval land grant made to Captain William Bouchier in 1819. John Mills Jackson settled the land, which was first used as a wharf facility for schooners travelling Lake Simcoe. As transportation improved by steamers, and the arrival of railroads by 1877, seasonal residents began to settle in the area. Today, Jackson's Point harbour still caters to recreational boaters and campers, with the addition of small boutiques, street vendors, and live music.

The Salvation Army Conference Centre & Children's Camp is also located here. The campgrounds were first purchased by The Salvation Army in 1917, but the Army ran summer camps on the grounds for nearly a decade before that.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of The Salvation Army Jackson's Point Conference Centre and Camp". The Salvation Army. Retrieved 2009-10-07.
  2. ^ Gross, Johnathon (1980). "Jim Carrey and Katie Ford?". TG Magazine. Archived from the original on 12 December 2009.
  3. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=yrd20PZoLFYC&pg=PT63. Missing or empty |title= (help)

Further reading[edit]

  • Hopkins, Jeanne (1993). Jackson's Point: Ontario's first cottage country. Boston Mills Press. ISBN 1-55046-053-6.

Coordinates: 44°19′07″N 79°23′33″W / 44.3186°N 79.3926°W / 44.3186; -79.3926