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.
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.