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Toronto Woollen Mills, Streetsville
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Title: Toronto Woollen Mills, Streetsville
Identifier: MC0474
Date of Original Photo: 1877
Date Built: ca 1861
Image Type: B&W Photo, 16.5x10.5 cm.
Subject: Wool industry - Ontario - Streetsville (Mississauga)
Donor: Mississauga Historical Society
Location: 1770 Barbertown Road, pt. Lot 1 E 1/2, Conc 4 WHS

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Description: Photograph of a sketch of the Toronto Woollen Mills, Streetsville, operated by Barber Bros., taken from the Illustrated Historical Atlas of Peel County, 1877. 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 they were bought by McCarthy Milling Company. Presently owned and operated by ADM Agri-business Ltd. Listed on the Heritage Register.
Agency: Mississauga Library System
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