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: