The village of Malton was originally settled in 1820. In 1856 the Peel Council chose Malton as the county seat, but when a vote was held the final bid went to Brampton instead. In 1937 the Toronto Harbour Commission expropriated thirteen farms for an airport (now Pearson International Airport), and Malton's economy gradually shifted from agricultural to industrial. With the arrival of the National Steel Car Company in 1938, Malton became a major aeronautical manufacturing centre, the home of the Avro Arrow.
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