Wismer Commons, Ontario
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|• Naming the community||Wismer Family, originally from Germany and subsequently Pennsylvania, arrived in Markham Township in 1806.|
|Time zone||Eastern Standard Time (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|Postal Code span||L6E|
|Area code(s)||905 , 289|
Wismer Commons is a residential area of Markham, Ontario, Canada north of 16th Avenue,west of Highway 48 and east of McCowan Road. Wismer Commons is named after the Wismer Family, one of the founding pioneer families of Markham, Ontario. The family of David Wismer, originally from Germany and subsequently Pennsylvania, arrived in Markham Township in 1806.
After the deaths of David and Lydia Wismer in 1856, the Wismer family continued to donate property to community organizations, including the land for the area's first school. This original one-room schoolhouse, near the south west corner of 16th Avenue and Highway 48, was replaced around 1864 with a new school to the north near the present Markham Museum.
The name Wismer Commons can be found on stone plaques on both sides of the road at main arterial road entrances of developed regions of the community, such as the intersection of Bur Oak Avenue and McCowan Road.
San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Elementary School
|San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Elementary School|
|840 Bur Oak Avenue
|School type||Elementary School|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Founded||September 4, 2007|
|School board||York Catholic District School Board|
|Area trustee||Marlene Mogado|
|Enrollment||About 150-200 (September 10, 2007)|
San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Elementary School opened on September 4, 2007, and is operated by the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB). It is expected to be the feeder school of Brother André Catholic High School.
Construction of more:
- Residential houses
- community schools
- public facility buildings (i.e. Emergency Services Stations)
- recreational facilities (i.e. Community Centres)