Boundaries and Location
Snelgrove is a former hamlet in Brampton, Ontario, straddling the border between Brampton and Caledon. The area is centered on the intersection of Hurontario Street and Mayfield Road. The western end is located at the Orangeville Brampton Railway railway tracks west of Robertson Davies Drive, the northern end just north of Collingwood Road / Highwood Road, and the eastern end just east of Etobicoke Creek.
Atmosphere and Lifestyle
Snelgrove is a historic area, dating back to 1826. It has a consistent population and is popular with families with teens, people in their 20s, 40s, and 50s. The area features parklands, convenient retail and services areas, including supermarkets. Housing is mainly large, two-story single-detached homes, semi-detached homes, and townhomes.
Originally known as Edmonton, the area was renamed in the 1880s by the Canadian Pacific Railway to avoid confusion with another CPR stop in what is now Edmonton, Alberta. The area’s name is linked to the local Snell family, who settled in Chinguacousy Township in 1838.
Amenities and Facilities
Among the businesses in Snelgrove are a Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys, and Tim Hortons. The area also has 11 parks with 17 recreational facilities in total, including playgrounds, tennis courts, and a community center.
Schools and Education
Snelgrove is served by 9 public schools and 7 Catholic schools. Special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, and Gifted/Talented Program.
Highway 410 has been extended to a new terminus in Snelgrove, at Hurontario Street. There are 85 transit stops in the neighborhood, making it convenient for those who rely on public transportation.
Snelgrove is a neighborhood that seamlessly blends its rich history with modern amenities. Its strategic location, excellent educational facilities, and a variety of recreational opportunities make it a popular choice among a diverse population.