Trafalgar Township Historical Society

“Recognizing, documenting, educating and celebrating the rich agricultural heritage of North Oakville,Trafalgar Township”

Trafalgar Township Transport

At Trafalgar Township Historical Society’s June 7th Speakers Night, Richard Collins presented “Trafalgar Township Coming and Going“, a retrospective look at the Township’s growth from the earliest days to modern times. Early roads, like the Lakeshore, connected Oakville with Toronto and Hamilton. Highways like the Q.E.W., 401, 403 and 407 join with many other communities.

Agricultural produce arrived at the Oakville Harbour from surrounding farms in the township and was shipped to England. The harbour today is busy with all types of pleasure craft. Check out Tannery Park at the mouth of Sixteen Mile Creek to view the activity.

Rail transportation moved goods and people between Hamilton and Toronto. Today GO trains run every few minutes between these cities and beyond.

The links below from the Trafalgar Township Historical Society image archives illustrate some of Richard’s presentation slides:

Railways

Roads

Harbour

Open Archives

Trafalgar Township Historical Society hosts their Open Archives at the heritage Palermo Schoolhouse. Check the calendar below for the next scheduled day.

Meet our archivist, search our archives, research township family history or just come to reminisce. You’ll never know who will show up with a fascinating new piece of local history.

Admission FREE but voluntary donations are welcome.

 

Upcoming Events

Aug
19
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Aug 19 @ 1:30 pm – Dec 31 @ 3:30 pm
We host our Open Archives at the Palermo School House. We invite you to meet our archivist, explore our archives, research your Trafalgar Township ancestors, or just reminisce. In accordance[...]
Sep
16
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Sep 16 2022 @ 1:30 pm – Jan 28 2023 @ 2:30 pm
We host our Open Archives at the Palermo School House. We invite you to meet our archivist, explore our archives, research your Trafalgar Township ancestors, or just reminisce. In accordance[...]
3:30 pm TTHS Board Meeting @ Palermo Schoolhouse
TTHS Board Meeting @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Sep 16 2022 @ 3:30 pm – Mar 18 2023 @ 4:30 pm
 
Sep
24
Sat
10:00 am Heritage Fall Fair @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Heritage Fall Fair @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Heritage Fall Fair @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Heritage Day – Saturday September 25, 2021 10am-2pm – FREE Indoor Activities and Displays include: Heritage and Artifact Displays; Indigenous History Display,  Ontario Genealogy Society and Mississauga Heritage, Crafts; Book[...]
Oct
21
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Oct 21 2022 @ 1:30 pm – Mar 4 2023 @ 2:30 pm
We host our Open Archives at the Palermo School House. We invite you to meet our archivist, explore our archives, research your Trafalgar Township ancestors, or just reminisce. In accordance[...]
Nov
18
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Nov 18 2022 @ 1:30 pm – Apr 1 2023 @ 4:30 pm
We host our Open Archives at the Palermo School House. We invite you to meet our archivist, explore our archives, research your Trafalgar Township ancestors, or just reminisce. In accordance[...]