Wesley Corners, Ontario

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Wesley Corners
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 44°0′59″N 79°23′45″W / 44.01639°N 79.39583°W / 44.01639; -79.39583Coordinates: 44°0′59″N 79°23′45″W / 44.01639°N 79.39583°W / 44.01639; -79.39583
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional municipality York Region
Town Whitchurch–Stouffville
Amalgamation (With Village of Stouffville)
1 January 1971
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Justin Altmann
 • Councillor Ken Ferdinands (Ward 1)
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Forward sortation area L4A
Area code(s) 905 and 289

Wesley Corners is a community situated in the Town of Whitchurch–Stouffville, Ontario, Canada.

The hamlet is located at the intersection of Woodbine Avenue (east of Highway 404) and York Regional Road 15/ Aurora Road. It was originally known as Hacking's Corners, after Rev. James Hacking who settled there in 1817. A Methodist Church was constructed of logs on the north-west corner in 1840; it was replaced by the current brick structure in 1881.[1] The hamlet eventually became known as Wesley, in honour of the founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley.[2]

Today a service station and coffee shop are found on the south-west corner, and an auto repair shop on the south-east corner. Ducks Unlimited, a wetland and wildlife conservation organization, is on the north-east corner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ See the detailed 1878 map: Township of Whitchurch, Illustrated historical atlas of the county of York and the township of West Gwillimbury & town of Bradford in the county of Simcoe, Ont. (Toronto: Miles & Co., 1878); Maurice Smith, Wesley United Church, Stouffville Free Press, Sept. 1, 2010.
  2. ^ Jean Barkey et al, Whitchurch Township (Erin, ON: Boston Mills, 1993), 69; see also 70f.