13 June 2016

View From The Dundas Mountain

Historical and Descriptive Sketches...:

View From The Dundas Mountain

"From this street, which still at Dundas is called "The Governor's Road," the town took its name. The vast marsh which occupies the lower part of the picturesque Dundas Valley was a noted resort for water-fowl and the military officers stationed at York (Toronto) revelled in the sport that it afforded."

"...Captain Coote, of the Eighth or King's Regiment, devoted himself to this sport...the marsh was nicknamed Coote's Paradise. By extension the name was applied to a village...thus in our earliest Parliamentary records we encounter petitions from Coote's Paradise...".

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