monument to Henry Mulholland

Henry Farm is a fabulous residential neighborhood located in Toronto, south of Sheppard Avenue between Leslie Street and Don Mills Road.

In this section of the site you will find interesting articles about life in Henry Farm. Since our website is new we are going to begin with the story of Henry Farm from the early 1800’s.

The Original Settlers

The land that Henry Farm sits on was first settled by Henry and Jane Mulholland in 1806.  George Stewart Henry, grandson of the original couple, and Premier of Ontario, lived in the homestead, now situated on Manorpark Court,  from the late 1800’s to 1958. This is why the Henry Mulholland monument is located in Henry Farm on Manorpark Court.

Henry Mulholland was an Irish settler who made several trips back to Ireland to induce other immigrants to come to Canada. In 1833 he set sail on a return trip aboard “The Lady of the Lake”. But he never reached Canada again as the ship struck an ice-berg on May 11th 1833 at Lat. 46.50N and Long 47.10W.

25th Anniversary Quilt Repatriated to Henry Farm 

For the past 25 years, the Quilt was displayed at the Oriole Community Centre.  As part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Quilt was brought back to Henry Farm.  It now resides permanently at Shaughnessy Public School.  To officially welcome the Quilt, a repatriation ceremony was held on June 5, 2012. It was well attended by quite a few Henry Farm residents, current and past, who remembered when the quilt was originally created and presented to our community for the 25th Anniversary.

 Of the 23 original quilters, eight were able to join us to celebrate this momentous event.  They were Martin Wakim, Barbara Barbos, Sue Robertson, Rita Bruni, Marjorie Wilson, Margaret Heilig, Lois Bertram and Astrid Walther.  Suzanne MacLean and Margaret Goss sent their regrets.  Some of the quilters had not seen each other in 25 years and the occasion served as a wonderful reunion.  Thank you ladies for a piece of Henry Farm history that will live on forever in our hearts and minds! 

Henry Farm – A Place We call Home

50th Anniversary Henry Farm Book


Here is some good news!
A number of Henry Farm residents have inquired if they can purchase copies of the Henry Farm 50th. Anniversary Book. It is possible to arrange a printing of a minimum of 10 books at a cost of $50 each if there is sufficient interest. If you would like to order a copy, please send a confirming email to treasurer@henryfarm.ca with your name and address. Once we have sufficient orders, we will let you know and request payment.

Life in the Farm (1962 – 2012)
The Henry Farm Commemorative Book will bring to life the richness and diversity of our community with highlights of our history and the development of the land, and stories about the people who have lived here and thrived during the past five decades.  Through pictures and words, we’ll cover the evolution of the school, church, community association and social activities.  We’ll also shine a light on those random acts of kindness, which have given our neighbourhood its particular brand of community. Ours is a community that keeps people here, attracts former residents back and continues to be a magnet for others, enriching the diversity of our neighbourhood.
Henry Farm is “The Place to Live.” Our Book Committee is hard at work.  Please indicate your support by completing the form to help us gauge interest in this important project. We look forward to hearing from you. 

2012-50th Anniversary Gala & Neighbours Party Gallery