Tottenham is located in the southern part of new Tecumseth, just a short time ago had only one major set of traffic lights is now a growing community with all the charms of a small town. It’s a mixture of detached, semi and townhomes surrounded by rural properties and agricultural land.
The earliest known settlement was by James Tegart and family in 1823. Tegart's house became the house of worship for Methodists in the area and the land was later donated as Tottenham's first cemetery.
The first general store was opened by Alexander Totten in 1835 which became a central point that the community grew around and other businesses started to open in the vicinity. When the first post office was opened in 1858 it was suggested that the town be named Tottenham in honour of Alexander Totten.
In 1872 the Hamilton and North Western Railway (HNWR) announced it would be passing through western Simcoe County on it's way to Collingwood. With vast agricultural land, this was a great location for growth. Tottenham businessmen raised money and outbid Adjala
With its vast agricultural land, it was the ideal location for growth and the perfect location for the Hamilton and North Western Railway, which announced its pass through western Simcoe County on it's way to Collingwood in 1872. Tottenham businessmen ultimately raised enough money to outbid Adjala for the railway and the population boomed from 300 in 1872 to 800 a decade later.
Tottenham offers many amenities and all the charms of a small town, with large city centers just a short drive away. Quiet streets, family friendly neighborhoods and abundance of nature truly make living in Tottenham a great experience. Most of Tottenham is detached homes, but there are many semi’s, townhomes and condo’s. It’s also surrounded by many agricultural farms, hobby farms and estate properties. No matter what type of home you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.
The Tottenham Community Week, a multi-day celebration of family and community spirit, held annually in the week surrounding Canada Day. The Tottenham Bluegrass Festival, is three days of Bluegrass Music in the natural amphitheater of the Tottenham Conservation Area, by the waters of the village pond. The lineup are popular and award winning bands from across Canada and the United States. The South Simcoe Railway, which opened in 1992, offers historic excursion train rides on a 1920s coach over the rails of the century old branch-line that once connected Hamilton, Barrie and Collingwood.
This is my home town, I grew up on the 3rd line on a 50 acre farm, this little town will always hold a special place in my heart.