Ward 6 boundaries are defined by Main Street on the north to 9th line on the west and Durham 30 on the east. The southern boundary is just above 19th avenue and the City of Markham. In 1877 the village of Stouffville was incorporated. Special note is that the village of Stouffville was separated from the hamlet of Whitchurch. The hamlet of Whitchurch was located to the west of town located around Mcowan road. The town of Stouffville was concentrated in the present Ward 6 boundaries. In 1877 the town of Markham’s boundaries included all lands south of Hoover Park road. Back then half of Ward 6 was in the City of Markham.
In 1970, the Ontario Government passed Bill 102, establishing our current two-tier system of municipal government. York County, with its existing 14 townships and villages, was dissolved. As of January 1st, 1971, York County became the Regional Municipality of York and included 9 local municipalities. Whitchurch Township and the Village of Stouffville were reunited to form the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. At this time the southern boundary (Ward 6 ) was moved further south to the present boundary just north of 19th avenue.
In 2003 while excavating lands in the southern boundary of Ward 6 (Hoover Park & Byers Pond ) a large 16th century Huron village was discovered. This site became known as the Mantle site. Through extensive excavations by archaeologist it is approximated that over 3000 people once inhabited the site which included a palisade and more than 70 longhouses, yielding tens of thousands of artifacts. In 2012, archaeologists revealed that a European forged-iron axehead was discovered at the site–“the earliest European piece of iron ever found in the North American interior. A documentary movie has been made entitled “ Curse of the Axe”.
What makes Ward 6 Unique? It has the following;