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  Streetscape of early 20th century
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  • Streetscape of early 20th century - Mississauga
      Streetscape of early 20th century
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  • Exhibit showing year of foundation of the village - Mississauga
      Exhibit showing year of foundation of the village
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  • A historic residential building - Mississauga
      A historic residential building
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On September 17, 2011, the little village of Meadowvale celebrated its 175th anniversary. My family and I hiked down that day and participated in the celebrations.

The picturesque village is located at the junction of Old Derry Road and the Second Line and about 1 km from my home. It was first settled in 1820, near to the Credit River which provided the power for the mills and foundry that were developed in the area. By the 1850s Meadowvale had two hotels, a wagon shop and a school. Later the area became popular as a haven for artists. Many of the homes were built in the mid-19th century and are still standing. In 1980 Meadowvale Village became the first heritage conservation district in Ontario.

Strolling through Meadowvale Village offers a remarkable chance to glimpse streetscapes frozen in time and a landscape of the past. Much of the village remains little altered from the mid 19th
century.

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  • Updated Oct 9, 2011
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