A Little History of the Town of Port Hope

Port Hope is known as one of Ontario’s oldest and prettiest towns.

The town started growing when four families from England arrived in 1793. By 1834 Port Hope had 1,500 residents and became the first recognized town between Kingston and Toronto. Rapid growth began 20 years later, when railways revolutionized travel. Despite the development, Port Hope has managed to preserve its architectural legacy, gaining its reputation today as a charming town.

Interesting facts about Port Hope:

  • Port Hope has been the set for movies such as Anne of Green Gables, and television hit series Road to Avonlea
  • A Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from May to October, 8am – noon (except for special event days), behind Town Hall
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