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Proudfoot’s Hollow Tour


History & heritage Tour Nature & outdoors
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Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen

1150 Dundas Street West

Oakville, ON

Directions: *Parking is limited on-site. Please consider taking public transit.



Offered in English.


In 1826, George Chalmers, a Scottish immigrant and merchant, began buying up land along The Sixteen where it crossed Dundas Street. On his newly acquired land, Chalmers built a gristmill, a sawmill a store and an ashery, which, became the centre of the Sixteen Village or Proudfoot’s Hollow as it was known to the Scottish immigrants who settled there and in the surrounding area.

The village no longer exists! Using historic maps and information gleaned through an archaeological excavation conducted by the Halton Regional Museum in 1989, Town of Oakville Heritage Planning staff will guide participants through a settler’s view of the area and discuss why the village was important as well as why it ceased to exist.



Town of Oakville, Halton Heritage Services, Conservation Halton, Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen.

The group organizing the event is made up of a variety of groups including: The Town of Oakville, Oakville Museum, Halton Heritage Services, Conservation Halton, Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.


Rev. Patrick Gushue

This event is part of a hub:

The Crossing: Community Heritage Day

Halton Heritage Services, Knox Sixteen, Town of Oakville, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Oakville, ON

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