Unionville in Less Than an Hour

Unionville in Less Than an Hour, Markham, Ontario (B)

Departing from Scarborough, the eastern part of Toronto where I stayed with my sister in early December, Unionville was the first tourist attraction I visited on the first 3 days of my stay in Canada. She warned me in advance in order not to disappoint me that it wasn’t the best time to visit this place despite all the pretty houses. Unionville is a town in the suburb of Markham, 33 km from the northeast of downtown Toronto, founded in 1794. Nonetheless, the main street or downtown was only erected in 1840 and all the buildings remain unchanged ever since. Now Unionville is the heritage conservation district especially the main street and listed in historical buildings of Markham.

Later on, I understood why she told me so. For a town being dependent on tourism, it was extremely quiet even though I saw some cars parking in front of the stores. There were merely about 10 people passing by outside in almost an hour. Plus my sister, mom and I, altogether were 13. It was just an estimated total, but enough to make number 13 became more notorious bad luck. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Unionville in Less Than an Hour
Guide Location: Canada » Markham
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Nydia Susanto
Read it on Author's Website: https://galontrip.com/2012/07/23/unionville-in-less-than-an-hour/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Old Unionville Congregational Church
  • Planing Mill
  • Starbucks
  • Old Firehall Confectionery