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Table of Contents

Title Page
Author's Preface
1 The Road through Richmond Hill
2 First Peoples on the Land
3 The European Settlers Arrive
4 From Miles' Hill to Richmond Hill: The Birth of a Community
5 Tories and Reformers
6 Stagecoach Lines and Railway Tracks
7 The Neighbours at Mid-Century
8 Fire Brigades and Fence Viewers
9 Picture Post Card Village of the 1880s and 1890s
10 Rails through Richmond Hill
11 The Flowering of Richmond Hill
12 The Village Transformed
Table of Illustrations
Bond Lake
1   of Stouffville Road announces Bond Lake, where residents of Richmond Hill and
2   of the future Yonge Street around Bond Lake, then to the east side again at Elgin
3   Road and partly cut to Lot 53 near Bond's Lake. "The piece of Yonge Street from
4   avoid swamps. North of Bond's Lake, or Bond's Pond, as it was known, all the way from Oak
5   in 1899 built a new steam powerhouse at Bond Lake, with a capacity of almost 1000 horsepower.
6   at Oak Ridges. Just north of Bond Lake, the mainline tracks of the Metropolitan
7   (Toronto and York) car barns at Bond Lake, pictured as a service station in the 1950s.
8   Mort and Vernon" in a rowboat on Bond Lake, circa 1905. North York
9   was perfectly safe. "Bond Lake commends itself to parents as an ideal place
10   then there was Bond Lake! For generations swimmers and boaters had
11   to get the last car either way from Bond Lake.
12   Metropolitan trolleys took dancers to Bond Lake. Couples swung gracefully around the floor
13   technology. With its generating station at Bond Lake and its utility poles and overhead wires
14   be supplied on a separate line from the Bond Lake powerhouse, and suggested that lighting could
15   on the east side of Yonge Street near Bond Lake, "three Mississaugas or Chippewas" threatened
16   water on his land - originally called Bond's Pond and later Bond
17   had opened at Langstaff Road and Bond Lake. 12 And William Crew began construction
18   travellers at Langstaff Corners, Bond Lake, and Oak Ridges, with a busy tannery at
19  Bond Lake Hotel and stables. At Bond Lake,
20   Bond Lake, Oak
21   at Bond Lake
22   as long as you lib, until you empty Bond's Lake wid a cla-am sha-al." Miss Lizzette
23   as long as you lib, until you empty Bond's Lake wid a cla-am sha-al." Miss Lizzette

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