Government Inn 1798-1861

Near this site on the Credit River's eastern bank, the government of Upper Canada built a "post-house" or inn in 1798, for the use of persons travelling between york and such settlements as Niagara and Detroit. Constructed of dressed timber, it was for some seven years the only building between Etobicoke River and Burlington Beach. Local Mississauga Indians gathered here to trade salmon and furs. Here also they signe the Treaties of 1805 and 1818 which ceded most of their lands to the crown for European Settlement. Used as an inn until 1834, the Government House became private property in 1858 and was demolished three years later.


In Memorial Park near the site of the former inn, Lakeshore Road, Port Credit

Region: Greater Toronto Area

County/District: Regional Municipality of Peel

Municipality: City of Mississauga