The Canadian Town of Cheltenham

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The Canadian Town of Cheltenham



Cheltenham is located in the town of Caledon. Cheltenham was found in

1822 by Charles Haines. Cheltenham is located close to the Credit River

and the Canadian National Railway known as the C.N.R. The absolute

location of Cheltenham is 43 45' North and 79 55' West. The setting of

Cheltenham is a valley with the Nigara Escarpment behind it. Cheltenham is

located at the south west point of Caledon. Cheltenham is located north of


Now in 1989 Cheltenham is mostly residential. There is some open

space but very little industry now. There is one general store located in

the centre of cheltenham. There is a cemetary located opposite of The Fire


Cheltenham was chosen as a town because of the Credit River and the

Canadian National Railway. The railway produced trasportation for goods to

be delivered to other cities. The cheap efficient rail transportation also

ment that Cheltenham's businesses had to compete against goods manufactured

by mass production in larger urban centers to the south. Therefore the

economy of Cheltenham would rise. The Credit River produce lots of Hydro

electric power for the people of Cheltenham.

The two main reasons why the site was chosen for a town was the

transportation produced by the C.N.R. and the hydro electric produced from

the Credit River.

Part B


The land use at the mill pond area between 1850-1870 in Cheltenham was

mostly industrial uses. Most of the industries or buildings were located

very close to each other because they all depended on each other. The

industries in Cheltenham were located close to the Credit river.

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