Welcome to East Gwillimbury
Early settlement of this area dates back to the late seventeen hundreds. Many attractive historic buildings are still in existence which enhances the atmosphere of this town.
Located just 15 minutes from Newmarket with a fast growing population of approximately 24,000 and a lot more residents to call this charming town home in the coming years. East Gwillimbury is comprised of five major urban centres including, Holland Landing which is known for picturesque Nokiidaa trail and beautiful green space, Queensville which offers several working farms, Mount Albert and Sharon with boutique shops and a true country setting. This area of the region offers its community the perfect blend of town and country, fabulous schools, amenities and close proximity to all major routes leading to Toronto and Cottage Country.
Mayor: Virginia Hackson
Municipal Office Location: 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon, Ontario, LOG 1V0
Public Elementary Schools
Holland Landing P.S. (Holland Landing)
Park Avenue P.S. (Holland Landing)
Robert Munch P.S. (Grades JK-3 | Mount Albert)
Mount Albert P.S. (Grades 4-8 | Mount Albert)
Phoebe Gilman P.S. (Rural EG/North Newmarket)
Sharon P.S. (Sharon)
Queensville P.S. (Queensville)
Public Secondary Schools:
There are currently no Secondary Public Schools in EG. The York Region District School Board has plans for 2. Currently, all EG students in the public system either attend Dr. John M. Denison SS or Huron Heights SS and both are in located in Newmarket.
Catholic Elementary Schools:
Our Lady of Good Counsel (Sharon)
- Good Shepard (Holland Landing)
Catholic Secondary Schools:
There are no Catholic Secondary Schools in EG at the moment. All Catholic Secondary School students who live in EG attend Sacred Heart Catholic Secondary School.
There are 5 distinct residential Neighbourhoods in East Gwillimbury that each offer something unique to the residents.
Holland Landing is known for its rolling hills and gorgeous scenic landscape, located just north of Newmarket on the Western side of East Gwillimbury and stretches north of Queensville Sideroad in the sub-community of River Drive Park.
Holland Landing housing is predominately detached homes, built largely between the 1970's–1990's with some older homes along Yonge Street and in River Drive Park.
This area is mainly serviced by municipal water and sewers; however, you will find that some properties particularly along Yonge Street, Sand Road and Park Avenue are on private septic systems and private water wells. There are also homes along the Sand Road and Park Avenue side of the Holland River which are on municipal water but have private septic systems.
This area offers a robust inventory of larger lots and uniquely designed homes, comparably more than you will find in other parts of the region. This presents an intriguing opportunity for Buyers looking for lots of space to enjoy year round outdoor recreation and quiet neighbourhoods.
The community of Sharon developed an excess of large 4-bedroom executive homes in the mid-late 1980s, almost all of which are on half-acre lots or larger.
There are some older and smaller homes in the village centre which is located along Leslie Street, just south of Mount Albert Sideroad.
Sharon is slated to see a lot of new residents with the recent development of “Sharon Village". Developers include, Mosaic Homes, Thornridge Homes, Wycliffe Homes, Great Gulf Homes and Yorkwood Homes many of which are premium lots.
This will be the first development within Sharon to have full Municipal sewer and water services to all the newly built homes, as all existing homes within the Village are on private septic systems with the vast majority on Town water.
The township of East Gwillimbury’s municipal offices are located on Leslie Street in Sharon and is the headquarters for all the municipal departments, such as Planning, building, by-law, and town council.
Sharon has always been regarded as a prestigious village within East Gwillimbury boasting estate homes and oversized lots and a preferred area for those who commute to Toronto. Access to the 404 highway is conveniently accessible and the EG GO Station for those commuting by bus or train is a short distance away.
The current village of Queensville is located along Leslie Street, stretching just north of Queensville Sideroad and south to just north of Doane Road.
The current village of Queensville is about to see a roughly 30-year development plan come to fruition in the coming years that will create an abundance of new homes and businesses.
Another factor to help aid in the development of Queensville is the Highway 404 extension which opened officially in the fall of 2014 and runs all the way to Ravenshoe Road (northern boundary of EG). Currently there are only 3 exits on the 404 highway, the first is at Green Lane, second is Queensville Sideroad and the last is just south of Ravenshoe Road.
This Highway on or off-ramp should help aid in the rapid growth of Queensville as there will no doubt be some growing pains. However there is an on & off ramp partially built at Doane Road, but there is currently no schedule to have it opened in the short term.
Queensville was home to Doug Toombs when he was a child and he still has many old friends who still resided in the village. Doug attended Queensville Public School before heading off to Huron Heights in Newmarket for his high school career.
Mount Albert is a village packed with country charm and character.
Located at Highway 48 and Mount Albert Road, Mount Albert is another East Gwillimbury village that has been blossoming over the past decade with the addition of many new housing developments with a wide range of housing types from townhouses to large detached homes.
Mount Albert is one of the more affordable areas of East Gwillimbury, mostly due to its distance from the other communities & its large diversity of housing types. The core of the village has remained very strong through its various growth phases maintaining a very busy downtown business district that has been at the forefront of the planning for the community versus building new commercial plazas and big box stores.
Mount Albert plays host to East Gwillimbury’s largest annual outdoor event, “The Mount Albert Sports Day”, which has been held annually since 1925 at the Mount Albert Community Park. Participants can enjoy partaking in a variety of sporting events such as the 5km Run, a softball tournament, horseshoe contest and much more. It has grown into a 3 day-long event which is held the first weekend in June, every year!
Rural East Gwillimbury
Rural East Gwillimbury is exactly that, rural.
The housing types are detached rural homes, country estates and a mix of hobby and working farms, all with mostly private water wells and Septic systems.
Look no further if you are seeking an authentic and tranquil country setting with little to no direct neighbours; however, note that parts of this area can be damper than others.
The Oak Ridges Moraine covers a large portion of Rural EG with many ecologically sensitive areas that tend to produce more mosquitos and other seasonal bugs that thrive in a wet environment. On the other hand there is also a lot of land that is “high and dry” with gorgeous unobstructed views and fewer seasonal insects.