The Story of Streetsville
Streetsville was settled in the spring of 1819, on completion of a survey by Timothy Street and Richard Bristol. The first settlers were a farming family called the Glendinnings, who settled land along the Mullet Creek. Timothy Street acquired 1,000 acres here and proceeded to establish industries vital to a pioneer community. The village was named Streetsville by 1824.
The backbone of Streetsville's importance was its five major mill sites along a three-mile stretch of the fast-flowing Credit River. By 1850, it was the "Queen of the County".
Streetsville was incorporated as a village in 1858, with John Street as the first Reeve. In 1962, Streetsville gained the status of a town, with a population of 5,000. The first Mayor was Frank Dowling.
In 1974, Streetsville became a part of the city of Mississauga due to regional government. Since that time, Streetsville's community comes together every June to celebrate the founding of the village with the Streetsville Founders' Bread & Honey.
History of the Bread and Honey Festival
The Festival originated through the Promotion Committee of the Town of Streetsville in 1973.
The first Festival, under the auspices of the Streetsville and District Chamber of Commerce, was such an outstanding success; it became an annual event, held the first Saturday in June. In 1974, it was incorporated, with Sam McCallion as Charter President.
The theme of Bread & Honey originated from commerce in the community. Timothy Street established the first flour mill in the area; there are two well-known mills here today -Kraft Canada and ADM Milling Ltd. And with many small apiaries existing locally at the time, it was a natural to add honey. Each year at the Festival, everyone enjoys bread that is baked specially by the milling companies and generously coated with local honey.
In 1984, the Kinsmen Club, Lions Club and Rotary Club joined forces to operate the Festival as a joint community project. The administration has grown to include people from the community at large. Many dedicated volunteers are needed to organize and operate all aspects of this extended Festival.
In 1989, more events were introduced on the Sunday. In 1990, the Festival truly became a weekend event, with happenings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Bread & Honey Festival is held in the Streetsville Memorial Park, a natural amphitheatre site of 30 acres on the beautiful Credit River.
PLEASE: No Dogs, Bicycles, Rollerblades, Scooters or Skateboards in the Park.