Part 4: The Textile and Ship-Building Industries

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With innovations came new ways to produce garments and clothing in Canada. The textile and clothing industry emerged in urban centres (unlike the brewery and milling industries, which mainly grew in more rural environments). Lybster Mill, for example, was founded in 1860 in the Merritton area of St. Catharines and produced cotton…

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Part 3- The Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution of the late 18th and early 19th centuries caused dramatic changes in Ontario’s economy—along with the economies of Britain, the United States, and Europe. The development of railways and canals in the early 1800s facilitated trade across British North America and with the United States, and the end of Britain’s mercantilist and protectionist policies in the 1840s and 1850s further boosted trade…

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Part 2- The Rise of Ontario’s Timber and Agricultural Industries

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Early in the 19th century, after America declared independence and Britain had to turn to Canada as a source of timber instead, timber became a major Canadian export. Various wars in Europe further increased demand for timber to be used in naval vessels, and much of this timber came from Ontario.

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The History of Ontario’s Manufacturing Industry: Part 1 – The Fur Trade

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In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, Trillium has decided to author four blog posts pertaining to the history of Ontario’s manufacturing industry, from Confederation up until the present day. To start off we will discuss the economic history and development of Ontario.

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