Schomberg

Overview

Schomberg is a quaint village located in King, boasting a very family friendly, welcoming community. A great place to live, work and raise a family, this village is truly one of the hidden gems of Southern Ontario.

Each year, this proud agricultural town hosts the Schomberg Fair. This fair offers a chance for local artisans to display their work, local cooking to be served, and the talents of the youth of the town to be showcased.
Schomberg is easily accessible via Hwy 9 which links Orangeville and Newmarket and is an easy drive to both Toronto and Barrie, making it an ideal location for commuters.

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Recreation

Schomberg is a very family oriented community and is a great place to raise children. Schomberg has a community centre and an arena for children and families to participate in many recreational activities.

Schomberg has a local yoga studio for residents to take in some Hatha yoga classes. There are also many garden centres and agricultural groups and clubs.

Each year Schomberg has an event called Main Street Christmas where the town participates in carolling, hay rides, and other festival activities.

History

Schomberg was originally named Brownsville, as the first settlement of the area in 1830 was by the four Brown brothers from Pennsylvania. It wasn’t until until later that the village became know as Schomberg after Meinhardt Schomberg, the third Duke of Schomberg, a general serving under King William III of England.

In the early 20th century a railway was built that connected Schomberg to Toronto. It was a great way to allow people to venture into this village from the city but it was not used as much as was anticipated, and was later removed. Greater travel to and from the city, along with rapid settlement and expansion of the village took place when roads were developed, generating easier access to the village.

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