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Thornhill (Ont.)
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Vaughan Township photographs [Graphic material]

  • CA CoV Archives M009.28
  • File
  • 1850-1996

File consists of photographs of various scenes and people in Vaughan Township from the mid 19th century to the late 20th century.

Conservative Fete Thornhill photoprint [Graphic material]

  • CA CoV Archives M013.30
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item consists of a photoprint (copy) of a conservative fete in Thornhill. Original belonged to owner's grandfather and owner believes photo depicts grandfather's Stump or Patten side of the family. Man with beard in photo could be related to owner's great grandfather, Robert Reuben Stump. Robert was the son of Joseph Stump who, as a child, came with his family in 1804 from Pennsylvania to Vaughan Township. Joseph's brother Jacob stayed in Vaughan until he died and is buried in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.

Dora and George Snider collection [Textual record]

  • CA CoV Archives M013.41
  • Collection
  • 1912-1998

Collection consists of various historical write-ups on villages (Edgeley, Sherwood, Langstaff, Maple, Coleraine, Purpleville, Elder's Mills, Woodbridge, Vellore, Carrville, Concord, Hope, Kleinburg, Patterson, Pine Grove, Teston), genealogical histories (Stong, Jackson), and issues of The York Pioneer and Canadian-German Folklore.


  • CA CoV Archives M013.5
  • Item
  • 2012

Item consists of a thesis that details the evolution of Jewish Thornhill as a walkable neighbourhood and proposes that the master planning of Thornhill was made possible by developers who recognized the Jewish community

Journal entry : [1829 Feb. 11]

  • CA CoV Archives M989.11
  • Item
  • Photocopied 1987

Item consists of a journal entry. Excerpt from journal no. 11 describing Vaughan area and specifically Thornhill: provides very incisive commentary on climate, architecture, clothing, language, and principal occupations of inhabitants, etc.

Street index

  • CA CoV Archives M989.39
  • Item
  • [ca. 1985]

Item consists of an alphabetical street listing for town; maps showing street locations, grouped by local community.

A walking tour of Thornhill / Thornhill Public Library Archives Committee

  • CA CoV Archives M989.65
  • Item
  • 1974

Item consists of a support document for tour of historically and/or architecturally significant structures, and historically important sites located in the village of Thornhill; includes brief history of village; bulk of document expounds upon building methods, architectural styles, and the architectural and/or historical significance of a number of structures and sites; sketches by Group of Seven artist Thoreau MacDonald.

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