Wesley Corners, Ontario
|Regional municipality||York Region|
|Amalgamation||(With Village of Stouffville)
1 January 1971
|• 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|
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. The hamlet eventually became known as Wesley, in honour of the founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley.
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.
- 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.
- Jean Barkey et al, Whitchurch Township (Erin, ON: Boston Mills, 1993), 69; see also 70f.
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