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Title: Barberís Woollen Mill, Streetsville, 1859
Identifier: N312
Date of Original Photo: n312
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Wool industry - Ontario - Streetsville (Mississauga)

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Description: Sketch of the Toronto Woollen Mills taken from the Tremaine map of the County of Peel, 1859. The first mill on this location was owned by William J. Comfort, who had a sawmill and probably a grist mill in operation before 1826. Comfort gave shelter to William Lyon Mackenzie during the 1837 Rebellion and was consequently jailed. In 1843 he sold the property to the Barber Brothers of Georgetown, who established the Toronto Woollen Mills. The original mill was burned in 1861 and reconstructed of Credit Valley stone and reopened. The mill was closed some time in the 1880s and later reopened. During World War I it was converted to a flour mill. It later became the Oriental Textile Mills. In 1931 the mills were bought by McCarthy Milling Company. Presently owned and operated by ADM Agri-business Ltd. Listed on the Heritage Inventory.
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