The northern portion of new Tecumseth, Alliston is filled with many local shops, delicious restaurants and ample events and attractions throughout the year. A small town feeling with caring neighbours, even with the population of 19,243 residents, Alliston has a welcoming feeling and a true community bond.
The three Fletcher brothers, William, John & Dickson Fletcher purchased a majority of the land. In 1853 a grist mill built near the Boyne River. Three years later the Orange Lodge was built and the village was finally named, Alliston. The family started more businesses in the area to stimulate the town economy. A post office was built and George Fletcher became the town postman. George started the town news paper The Alliston Star, later changed to the Alliston Herald. The town was formally incorporated in 1874. With the expansion of residents and business, Alliston was upgraded from the status of village to town in 1981.
Alliston offers all types of living, from freehold townhouses to detached homes on large lots to condominiums and century homes. Alliston is surrounded by many agricultural properties and potatoes are a major commodity along with other crops.
The perfect place for the Annual Potato Festival, a 3 day fair which engulfs the town in events and family fun with midway with games, festival food vendors, beer-garden with live music and the Alliston BIA Rurban Festival which closes Victoria Street all day on Saturday with many events from local businesses. The Alliston Santa Claus Parade, Music in the Park each Sunday in the summertime, the Farmers Market and an array of events from local community groups and organizations.