is a community located approximately 100 km northeast of Toronto
in Brock Township
, in the Regional Municipality of Durham
Business and Commerce
Sunderland has a thriving community of small businesses that focus primarily on the needs of surrounding rural families. These businesses include the Co-Op, Pindar Fuels, Ross Doble Farm Equipment, and Pilgrim's Home Hardware. Downtown Sunderland also has a number of restaurants, an original art gallery (The Magic Door Art Gallery), a museum (Sunderland & District Historical Society), CIBC
branch, a post office, Taylor Pool Products, and a branch of the Royal Canadian Legion
. There is also Katie's Coffee house, a small town coffee shop, as well as the Brock Stop Restaurant located just north of the town on Hwy 7/12.
The local post office services locals with lock boxes and five rural routes.
The land that the Town of Sunderland was built on was granted in the early 1820s to United Empire Loyalists
. (Sir Isaac Brock
's Estate was given of free land in the vicinity). Sunderland slowly grew around the Brock Hotel - a popular overnight stop for travelers that was owned by Lorenzo Jones. The first post office was called Brock
and was run by Andrew Hill; it was located just north at the modern junction of Highway 12 and 7th Concession.
Sunderland was originally called Jones Corners
, as both Arch and Lorenzo Jones owned property in what became the downtown core. They produced a... Read More