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Weston History & Geography

Important Dates in Weston’s history:

Pre 1850In Home District (Ontario had districts before there were provinces)
1851 York County formed
January 1, 1850Township of York is incorporated
1881 Weston separates from York Township and becomes incorporated as Village of Weston, effectively reducing the size of York Township
January 1, 1882First Village council meeting
1915Incorporated as a town
April 15, 1953Township of York and Weston become two of thirteen municipalities in the new Municipality of Metropolitan (Metro) Toronto. Weston still maintains its own departments and control for the most part.
January 1, 1967Township of York and Weston amalgamate and are incorporated as the Borough of York. Weston ceases to exist as a separate entity.
June 10, 1983Borough of York is incorporated as a city
January 1, 1998Borough of York ceases to be an individual city and becomes part of the amalgamated City of Toronto

Click here to see an illustration of the above history.     Municipal Structure of Weston

Click here to see some old maps of Weston.    1851   1860   1878   1890   1945   2012

It is also important to know if and when the street name changed:

Present NameFormer NameDate changed
Fern AveLaMaire AveFeb 18, 1924
Queen’s DriveMaria StreetDec. 10, 1923
Church StreetBeach StreetJune 14, 1920
Bellevue StreetMill StreetNov 14, 1924
Clouston Ave.St. John’s RoadMarch 2, 1964
Wadsworth Ave.Helen Ave.May 6, 1968
Rosemount Ave.North Station St.Feb 2, 1914
Victoria Ave. WestMeyer AvenueOct 27, 1941
John St.Elizabeth St.Feb 2, 1914
Lawrence Ave. WestDufferin StreetOct. 27, 1941
Weston RoadMain St.April 1, 1960

Sometimes the house numbers changed, even though the street name did not. Eventually, the farther back you go there are no house numbers, only lot and plan numbers.

Click here to see a modern day map of Weston.    2017 Map

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