For over 150 years, it has been the site of a milling operation. Details This street dates back to the mid 19th century. Details This street dates back to the mid 19th century. In this four story mill the wool was carded on the top floor then moved to the third floor where it was spun into yarn. The light blue ones are possibly older than the clear glass style but to know for sure a date is usually embossed on the right side of the molder’s logo. A beautiful day on the Credit River. Today it only sees foot traffic. 1898 and was the only crossing of the river between Main Street / McCaugherty Road to the north and Dundas Street to the south for the next fifty years. Overcast and 21 degrees but feeling more like 26 with the humidity. Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments. ( Log Out / Late in August the berries turn white as seen in the photo below.
When water power was finally abandoned here in 1974 the sluice was filled in.
The mill itself is not the only heritage structure of note, the old Barbertown iron bridge survives (now closed to all but pedestrians and cyclists), and near Eglinton Avenue, former workers’ cottages remain standing and occupied. Like us at http://www.facebook.com/hikingthegta, Pingback: Barber Paper Mills – Georgetown | Hiking the GTA, Pingback: J. H. Pinchin Apple and Turkey Farms | Hiking the GTA, Pingback: Hiking the GTA #100 – Amazing Animals | Hiking the GTA, Pingback: Hiking the GTA #100- Pernicious Plants and Beautiful Blossoms | Hiking the GTA, Pingback: Old Mills of Southern Ontario | Hiking the GTA, Pingback: Culham Trail – Eglinton to Burnhamthorpe | Hiking the GTA, Pingback: Streetsville – Timothy Street | Hiking the GTA. Indeed, several larger towns that became part of the City of Mississauga maintain a strong local identity, especially the former towns of Streetsville and Port Credit. When the Barbers ran their mill, their workers would have used the heads of the teasel plant to draw out the fibres of the wool into long strands that could be spun. The tavern sign was a new moon. On the first floor it was was cleaned, checked for quality and prepared for shipping. Poison Ivy is distinctive with it’s three leaf pattern on each stem.
Except where otherwise noted, this content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Barbertown Road Bridge Barberton Bridge Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber Bridge Documented: July 23, 2012. For a list of other roads, streets, avenues etc... see Mississauga Street Index. Nadia Chentsova, Real Estate Broker Real Estate Bay Realty, Brokerage Call: 416.477.2068 Mississauga, like many cities and towns in the GTA, contains several smaller communities that were consumed by Toronto’s urban growth.
When electrical power was spreading in the early 1900’s the utility poles were converted to carry power as well. After a lengthy hiatus, I bring you the latest installment in my occasional series on the “lost villages” of the Greater Toronto Area. Despite urban sprawl, several smaller settlements that were part of Toronto Township (and later the Town of Mississauga), continue to survive in the local consciousness. Jump to navigation Jump to search.
Although they eat mainly rodents they are not opposed to a little water fowl once in while as this one was enjoying.
William Barber built himself a two story house in 1862 on the corner of Barbertown Road and Mississauga Road. In 1881, it was noted that Barbertown had a blacksmith shop, two stores, six dwellings, and a population of 90. Category:Bridges over the Credit River.
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