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Box Grove is a prestigous village community at the Eastern edge of Markham, where 9th Line meets 14th Avenue.

First settled in 1815 by William Beebe and in the 1850s it was originally called Sparta or Sparty Wharf. It changed to its present name during Canada's Confederation in 1867 when it got its first post office. Residential development only began in the late 1990s and continues today as it undergoes a transformation from protected agricultural to residential use.

Like many Markham communities, Box Grove was the site of a few working mills including a sawmill, a woolen mill, and a shoddy mill - all established on land owned by one family, the Tomlinsons.

Today, those mills have long disappeared and in their place is a strategically planned community that more than 700 families call home.  The older, more “established” areas in Boxgrove typically feature a large bungalow on a substantial lot or an older 2 storey situated on a small farm.   The newer areas have well-planned neighbourhoods with a mixture of 2 storey and semi-detached homes.

With a number of beautiful parks, walking trails that connect with other Markham communities and two proposed public schools in the works, Box Grove has become a desirable neighbourhood for many.

Just off the 407, it's a convenient spot for commuters to travel to and from work and a relaxing game of golf is never far away as Box Grove is surrounded by three beautiful golf courses: Markham Green, Scarborough Family and Cedarbrae.

Perhaps the best part of this community though, is its proximity to Rouge Park, Canada's "premier urban wilderness park." Activities here are never ending with more than 11,000 acres of trails, rivers, ponds and some of the most incredible views ever.

A few and prominent families were part of the Box Grove:

  • Reesor - David Reesor operated the cheese factory; Reesor family remains in the Markham area
  • Burkholder - one of the last remaining Memmonite families in the area
  • Tomlinson - early settler and operator of the mills in the hamlet
  • Raymer - Pennsylvania Germans lead by Abraham Raymer who settled in the area in 1890
  • Rolph - soldier Captain William Rolph settled in the area

There are pockets of residential development near the former IBM golf course, but the eastern sections still has some farm land.

The Box Grove Post Office was lost in the early 20th Century and revived as a postal outlet inside the Rexall store at 9th Line and Copper Creek Drive.

Local Attractions

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Century 21® Heritage Group Ltd. is excited to welcome neighbours, families and friends to take your photo with Santa at their office located at 49 Holland Street West in Bradford. December 13, 2013 4PM -7PM Century 21® is asking families to please bring a non-perishable food donation for The Helping Hand food bank in Bradford.  Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-12-06
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Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-11-06

Construction and Expansion

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VIVA Transit Installs Bicycle Racks on all VIVA Transit Buses and Routes Commencing Monday, May 26, 2014 you will be able to bring your bicycle with you on VIVA transit routes. Bike racks in the past have been installed on YRT transit system buses since 2008. Now all VIVA buses will have bike racks too! VIVA and YRT buses bike rack feature is part of their Bike ‘n’ Bus Metrolinx ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2014-05-23
TORONTO - Emporis, a construction industry researcher from Germany, has provided some more fodder for the bubble debate over Toronto’s condo market.   In its latest look at the number of sky-rises going up in North American cities this month, Toronto once again comes out on top by a wide margin. With 130 new towers under construction across the skyline, Canada’s largest city easily ... Read More...
Posted by Joanne Giustini on 2014-02-24

Community Events

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   Save The Date For This Year's BBT Awards Gala Bradford       October 2, 2014 marks the date for the Bradford Board of Trade Awards Gala. Nominations are currently open so if you know of a business that has gone above and beyond your expectations, nominate them for an award. Please go here.   Though there are several real estate brokerages in the town of ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2014-07-18
Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott help homeowners move up the property ladder. Jonathan completes renovations for a successful sale and sales rep Drew oversees the selling and buying process. The show is looking for 13 families who have detached homes in need of a light cosmetic makeover and staging to take it from drab to fab. Filming will take place this May to October, with each makeover taking ... Read More...
Posted by Raza Datoo on 2014-04-08

Family & Kids

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   Dads often get the short end of the stick when it comes to gifts. Ties, ugly sweaters, soap on a rope, you name it. Here are two secrets about Father’s Day presents: first, nobody has ever actually wanted soap on a rope and second, what your father really wants on Sunday, June 15 is the gift of your time. So forget getting him the latest biography by a retired athlete, and make some ... Read More...
Posted by Henry Tillo on 2014-06-11
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Posted by Ali Bosaghzadeh on 2014-02-18

Parks & Recreation

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Fairy Lake Newmarket also known as the Wesley Brooks Memorial Conservation Area is a year round open park facility maintained by the York Region Conservation Authority. Fairy Lake Park is a man-made lake maintained by a dam on the East Holland River. It has added to the beauty of Newmarket since it has been established. It offers a large green space by the water with picnic pavilions, playground park ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-07-22
For Directions to Mill Pond in Richmond Hill Click Here *Photo by Tom Tsambourlianos (Sales Representative Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd.**) Mill Pond located in Richmond Hill Ontario is just one of over 166 Community Parks in this local area. Visiting park facilities is a great way to share outdoor space with family, alone as an individual or with people in your community.  What a good ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-04-29

Market Reports and Conditions

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 BUY or not BUY a home in the next 5 years ??? BMO survey in regards to homeownership intentions over next 5 Years concludes the following: - Buying Intentions: softens in the GTA -- 51 % of homeowners plan to buy in the next 5 years, 8 points down from 2013. - Price expectations: Homeowners' expectations of price gains reasonable as appreciation begins to slow. In Ontario, homeowners ... Read More...
Posted by Lavinia Serbanescu on 2014-04-21
Healthy Homes Tax Credit Did you know that if you are a senior, 65 years or older you could qualify for the Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit? This tax credit helps with the cost of making your home safer and more accessible. For more information on the Healthy Homes Tax Credit call 1-866-ONT-TAXS (668-8297) or for teletypewriter 1-800-263-7776 About the credit from the Government of ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2014-03-11

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

Lunch At Akita Sushi Bradford   Akita Sushi is a popular authentic Japanese sushi venue in Bradford, with over 100 fresh menu options to choose from. With so many healthy food items it is not difficult to find something on their menu to suit your tastes. My favourite part of Akita Sushi is the all you can eat option, but they also offer an a la carte menu or lunch specials; personally when ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-07-16
American Express® presents Summerlicious 2013 in Toronto! Summerlicious this year is taking place from July 5-21. This year in 2013, 196 of the city of Toronto's top restaurants are participating. These participating restaurants are offering three course meals (lunch or dinner) at a very reasonably priced menu-allowing you to try a variety of their food without braking the bank. If you are interested ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-06-12

Schools & Universities

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Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-11-20
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Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-11-18

Shopping

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Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-11-20
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Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-08-09

Sports & Activities

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year on Monday, March 17, 2014 with a free card from Jib Jab.   Jib Jab is a fun way to superimpose your face on funny characters and brighten up the day of friends, family, coworkers and clients.   When you’re ready click here to choose a card, then follow the prompts to get started on sending out your e-card.   ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2014-03-11
Winterizing Windows and Doors As temperatures are beginning to drop, heating bills may be on the rise as this chilly season approaches. Here are some tips on winterizing the windows and doors of your home to lower your heating bills, promote regular maintenance and awareness on getting your home ready for winter. Checking windows and doors is a good first step to ensuring that your home is receiving ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-11-20
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