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Schomberg - Community Info

Schomberg Village - Overview

Schomberg Village, King Township, Ontario

Situated in the GTA and within the North-West quadrant of King, north of the Oak Ridges Moraine and south of the Holland River, Schomberg Village is surrounded by natural attractions. Schomberg is just 30 minutes North-West of Toronto and within easy access to Mississauga, Brampton, Newmarket and other major GTA cities. Schomberg is accessed via Highway 9, which links Orangeville and Newmarket; via Highway 27 linking Barrie and Toronto; and the Lloydtown-Aurora Road. Its main street is York Regional Road 76, a graceful curved avenue separate from the local major highways.

Home to 2500 + residents and nestled within the Township of King, Schomberg is known to be a quaint, rural, farming community that still attains its unique heritage, fertile farmland and dense pine forests. Schomberg is well known as the home of Canada’s longest running fair – The Schomberg Agricultural Fair which is held in May. It is also host to the annual Main Street Christmas.

History of Schomberg Village

Lloydtown, which lies west of Schomberg from Church Street, was settled in 1812 by one of the leading figures in the Upper Canada Rebellion Jesse Lloyd, a Quaker from Pennsylvania. Lloydtown grew, due to the great opportunities of the rich soil of King Township. The village of Schomberg was later settled in 1830 due to the growth of Lloydtown.

Originally named Brownsville, after the four brothers from Pennsylvania, who settled in the area in 1830. The Brown Brothers were an energetic family: John was interested in farming, and purchased 100 acres when they arrived; Thomas built the first mill in 1836, and it stood as the nucleus of the growing community for over 125 years, before being torn down; Garrett built the first bank at the corner of Main and Church Street. Little is known of Robert. The community name of Brownsville was changed in order for the hamlet's application for a post office to be successful; as there was already a Brownsville in York County, south of Woodbridge. The name Schomberg, taken from the Duke of Schomberg, a fallen hero from the Battle of the Boyne (1960), was selected to replace Brownsville; the post office opened on August 1, 1862.

Recreation & Culture

Schomberg residents are able to enjoy a number of sporting activities: Baseball, Curling, Hockey, Skating, Soccer, Tennis. The Parks, Recreation and Culture Department of King Township offers a wide variety of programming for all ages throughout the year.

Residents have many opportunities to socialize at events organized by various groups throughout the year such as: musical events, dances, and socials. Other physical activities include: dance classes, hiking in the local area, Tai Chi, and activities for seniors. The Annual Schomberg Street Gallery is held in September.

Schomberg Agricultural Fair is held during the last weekend of May at the Schomberg Community Fairground and Arena. It is organized by the Schomberg Agricultural Society, and has beren a part of the community for 160 years. Some of the attractions include: a midway, demolition derby, musical entertainment, horse shows, conklin rides, various vendors and exhibitors, displays in the arena, contests, school accomplishments, and other activities inviting the participation of attendees.

For information visit www.schombergfair.com Another popular event is Schomberg's "A Main Street Christmas", which is held on the 1st Saturday of December. The event boasts an afternoon of Santa Claus Parade and an old fashioned Victorian atmosphere with festive foods and entertainment for young and old, along historic Main Street. The evening is capped off with a spectacular "The Parade of Lights" - brought to you by our local farmers - tractors all lit up with Christmas lights - this is an annual, holiday tradition you don't want to miss!

Organizations & Associations in Schomberg

Sports Clubs:

Service Organization:

Places of Worship:

  • Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
  • Schomberg United Church
  • St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church
  • St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church

Schools in Schomberg

Schomberg has two elementary schools: Schomberg Public School and St. Patrick's Catholic School. There is also a nursery school Schomberg Nursery School. There is no secondary school in Schomberg, so students generally attend King City Secondary School, Cardinal Carter Catholic High School, or St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic High School.

Location & Transportation

Located just 30 minutes North-West of Toronto in the north-west quadrant of the Township of King, the largest geographic municipality in York Region. Schomberg offers all the small town advantages in close proximity to Toronto and other premium GTA locations. Schomberg is situated south of the intersection of Hwy 27 and Hwy 9 and within close proximity to major Provincial highways: North/South routes of Hwy 400 and Hwy 427; East/West route of Hwy 9.

To the north are the farms of New Tecumseth and Bradford West Gwillimbury; Nobleton to the south; Pottageville to the east; Lloydtown to the west and the "vegetable basket" of Ontario, the Holland Marsh to the west.

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