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Newmarket Industrial Park
* In 1856 John Cawthra established Newmarket's first bank known as the Royal Canadian British Bank.
* Joseph Hewitt, a captain in the Glengarry Regiment of Scotland, built the first fine hotel, the North American Hotel at the northwest corner of Main and Botsford Streets.
* The Old Town Hall opened in July, 1883. It cost $6,000.00 and served as a combination market building, auditorium and townhall. It was renovated in 2009.
* In the mid 1800's cattle and sheep fairs were held on the 'first Monday of each month' on Main Street.
* The largest county fair was the York North Agricultural Fair from 1852-1939. Its main home was Fairgrounds Park. There were 3,558 exhibits in 1900.
* The Holland River was named after Major Samuel Johannes Holland, surveyor-general of Quebec, army officer, politician and landowner about 1792.
* Major industries in the Town from the late 1800's to the 1950's were the Office Specialty Manufacturing Company Limited, Davis Leather Company and Cane Woodworking which became Dixon Pencil Company.
* In 1884 there were 18 telephones in Town. Two of these were in private homes. By 1920 there were 500 phones.
* In 1856 unknown Robert Simpson opened his first general store on Main Street.
Newmarket Business Park Real Estate:When the industrial park began on the north side of Davis Drive it seemed to take forever for the land to sell. From a slow beginning in the early 1990's to the expansion on the south side of Davis Drive the industrial park has become an important asset in Newmarket's growth. Employers such as Flextronics Renewable Energy (manufacturers of photovoltaic or solar panals), TS Tech Canada Inc. (suppliers of auto seating and interior components), Effem Inc. the Canadian division of Mars Inc. (producers of Mars bars, M & M's and Snickers), Ce De Candy Company Limited (producers of Rockets and Smarties), Exco Technologies (major tooling supplier for the auto industry) and Cintas (clothing and uniform manufacturers) have provided a great many employment opportunities for Newmarket residents.
Industrial Commercial Real Estate
Newmarket Industrial Park
Today, Real estate in the Newmarket Industrial Park neighbourhood consists almost entirely of the buying and selling of industrial, commercial and investment properties. From leases to the sale of businesses to the sale of smaller commercial and industrial condominiums to the sale of larger warehouses and factories to the sale of vacant land, the real estate transactions are many and varied.
Carter, Robert Terence, Stories Of Newmarket: an old Ontario town, Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2011.