York Mills was one of the earliest communities in Toronto. It developed around the many mills located along a stretch of the West Don River at Yonge Street. The community has been known by various other names including Big Creek Bridge (from 1797 to 1809), Heron's Bridge (to 1822), Millford Mills (to 1824), and York Mills after the 1836 opening of a post office.
Since 1850, Hogg's Hollow has also been used but it originally referred to a sub-division of the family property by the Hogg brothers. York Mills also prospered due to its proximity to Yonge Street, the main route north from Toronto. A radial rail line passed through York Mills to connect with points north of Toronto, further emphasizing the role location had on the town's development.
Directions; York Mills Park is located west of Yonge Street on Mill Street,just south of York Mills Road. The Yonge 97 bus passes along the western boundary of the park and the York Mills subway station is only five minutes walk from the park.
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