Quantztown, Ontario

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Quantztown
Unincorporated community
Quantztown is located in Ontario
Quantztown
Quantztown
Location of Quantztown in Ontario
Coordinates: 43°52′47″N 79°17′43″W / 43.87972°N 79.29528°W / 43.87972; -79.29528Coordinates: 43°52′47″N 79°17′43″W / 43.87972°N 79.29528°W / 43.87972; -79.29528
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional municipality York
City Markham
Established 1805
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 905 and 289
NTS Map 030M14
GNBC Code FCIZE

Quantztown is an unincorporated community located in the city of Markham, Ontario, Canada, near McCowan Road and 16th Avenue. It is named for German settler Melchior Quantz, who arrived in 1794 after serving with the British Army.

Development[edit]

As early as the 1990s, the area was still at the edge of residential development, with land north of 16th Avenue still agricultural. Since the late 1990s, however, the land has given way to single family homes. Home development began in the early 1980s along Longwater Chase in Unionville's Bridle Trail, and completed in the early 2000s along the west side of Manhattan Drive.

Since Markham has been quickly growing, there often is confusion as to where Quantztown really is. West on Carlton Road, past McCowan Road there was a park area named "Quantztown Park", for example, though the park itself actually lies outside of the actual area designated Quantztown. The actual Quantztown exists more so on the south-west corner of McCowan Road and 16th Avenue, where there is notably a cemetery named Quantztown Cemetery. Quantztown pond is located on the south side of Carlton road just east of kennedy.

Currently the area is served by Markville Secondary School, Central Park Public School, and St. Matthew Catholic School. The area also contains the city's only police station. The area was once the original location of "The Village Grocer" up until 2011.