Snelgrove, Ontario

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Snelgrove
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 43°44′02″N 79°49′28″W / 43.73389°N 79.82444°W / 43.73389; -79.82444Coordinates: 43°44′02″N 79°49′28″W / 43.73389°N 79.82444°W / 43.73389; -79.82444
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional municipality Peel
City Brampton
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Forward sortation area L
Area code(s) 905 and 289
NTS Map 030M12
GNBC Code FCPSS
Snelgrove within Chinguacousy Township in an 1880 map, when it was known as Edmonton

Snelgrove is a historic community in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, straddling the border between Brampton and Caledon centred on the intersection of Hurontario Street and Mayfield Road. It was known as Edmonton in the 1800s.[citation needed]

When Hurricane Hazel struck Ontario in 1954, Snelgrove received the most rainfall of any Canadian location, with 214 mm (8.4 in) of rain.[1]

Highway 410 was recently extended to a new terminus in Snelgrove, at Hurontario Street, just north of Mayfield Road.

Among others, businesses in Snelgrove include a Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys, Tim Hortons and the Snelgrove Veterinary Clinic.

The Canadian Pacific Railway (previously Credit Valley Railway) line from Streetsville to Owen Sound passed through Snelgrove, and there was a station for passenger trains. Today all that is left of the site is a few railway sidings that shortline operator Orangeville Brampton Railway occasionally uses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Bowyer (2004). "Storm information". Canadian Hurricane Centre. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 

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