18387 Hurontario St.
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Ontario Tourism Region : York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters
- Pop. 755. In Mono T., Dufferin C., on the Humber R. and Hwy 9 and Airport Rd., 9 km NE of Orangeville.
- The township's first settler was George McManus, who came in 1823.
- At one time Mono Mills rivalled nearby Orangeville as the to ship's fastest-growing community, but the opening of the Prince of Wales and Victoria Rds. gave Orangeville the edge as the main stage stop between Brampton and Owen Sound.
- The origin of the community's name is not clear. Residents prefer the version that the name derives from Mona, daughter of ChiefTecumseth, but there is some doubt that he even had a daughter.
- The name may have been chosen by Sir Peregrine Maitland, lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada 1818-1828.
- He favoured Spanish names and sprinkled them liberally about Ontario -- Oso, Zorra, Orilla, Lobo, etc. Mona is Spanish for monkey.
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