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    Pefferlaw is a community within the Town of Georgina, located 3 kilometres south of the southeastern shores of Lake Simcoe and in the eastern end of the town. A river, known officially as the Pefferlaw River, runs just south of the community's commercial district. Pefferlaw is passed on the north by Highway 48 and Lake Ridge Road (Durham Road 23) to the east, and is serviced by Pefferlaw Road which links these two traffic arteries. Area code 905 is bounded to the west, but Pefferlaw along with Virginia Beach, Udora and Port Bolster remains in the 705 area code. The Canadian National railway passes through Pefferlaw and, until the early 1990s, served a train station in the community's commercial district. This railway links Toronto with Orillia, as well as Northern Ontario with Via Rail transcontinental trains heading to Vancouver.


    Geography and information


    Pefferlaw Lions Hall and park, located in the community's south end
    The Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre is in the background.

    Census information is not available for Pefferlaw. It is counted as part of the Georgina Census division.

    • Population: about 3,000 (2005 estimate)
    • Altitude: about 200 to 250 metres above sea level

    The town is largely centered around the Pefferlaw Dam, blocking the Pefferlaw River. The dam is operated by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. Pefferlaw's commercial district lies just north of the dam, and features a supermarket, hotel, youth centre, automobile service station, Canada Post office, medical centre with pharmacy, Liquor Control Board of Ontario retail store, and a branch of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. The town features several public facilities operated by the Town of Georgina, including a public library completed in 1989, community centre, fire station, and a large multi-use park. Cedardale Church is now the only place of worship in Pefferlaw, located just north of the intersection of Morning Glory Road and Pefferlaw Road. The York Region District School Board operates Morning Glory Public School, an elementary school 5 minutes north of town on Highway 48.


    The Pefferlaw Dam, located just south of downtown

    Pefferlaw is primarily situated in a forest setting. Farmlands are to the west, the northwest and the north. More farmlands are east of Lake Ridge Road and Pefferlaw. The forests are almost connected with the forests south of Sutton. The forests cover most of the area around Pefferlaw and to the south with a few farmlands as well as within the shoreline of Lake Simcoe. The forests are mainly composed of pine and other varieties of trees and the size is about 600 to 700 square kilometres and about 80% of the area around Pefferlaw.


    Approximate driving times to nearby communities

    Relative location

    Pefferlaw is located about 13 kilometres southwest of Beaverton, about 15 kilometres east of Sutton, and about 45 kilometres south of Orillia. It is 37 kilometres west of Lindsay, 23 kilometres north of Uxbridge, about 50 kilometres north of Whitby, about 90 kilometres northeast of Toronto, and 40 kilometres northeast of the nearest major commercial centre and seat of York RegionNewmarket.

    History

    Pefferlaw was founded in the late 1820s by Captain William Johnson; a British Naval Officer who was released from service in 1815 following the Battle of Waterloo. The name, Pefferlaw, was suggested to Captain Johnson by his brother in remembrance of a field among the heather on their old homestead and means, “a beautiful greensward.” [1]

    The first preserved diaries of William Johnson begin in 1832. By that time he had a sawmill, woolen mill and gristmill built at Pefferlaw.

    The first store in the village of Pefferlaw was built in August 1833. Soon after, Robert Johnson, brother of William, took over running the store and shortly thereafter built a large two-story red brick house on the edge of the bank beside the store which still stands today. The second store in Pefferlaw was built by George Johnson, son of Captain William, this in 1856.

    Banking came to Pefferlaw with the arrival of the C.N.R. Railway in 1906.

    The Pefferlaw area like all early hamlets had its share of hotels – one at every crossroad. The Morning Glory Hotel was built in the 1860s and stood for many years on the site of the present day Morning Glory Public School. The tavern was well patronized by river drivers, lumber workers and stage coach passengers and drivers. The Mansion House Hotel was built in 1884. When it changed owners in 1906 the establishment was renamed, Hotel Belvedere.

    Captain Johnson died in 1851 at "Oldcastle", lot 6, conc. 7, Georgina, which was always his home. He is buried there.

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    $949,000

    12 Lakeshore Rd

    MLS®#:N4679518
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Pefferlaw - Georgina
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    Amazing Direct Waterfront Property With Stunning Features & Finishes! This Beautiful Home Features An Open Concept Main Floor, Large Windows, Coffered Ceiling & Hardwood Floors, Newer Kitchen W/Breakfast Area, Main Bath W/Heated Flrs, Master & 2nd Bdrm Have W.O To Balcony For Breathtaking Views Of The Lake! Oversized Garage With Heated Workshop & 1....More details

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    $1,269,000

    38 Blue Heron Dr

    MLS®#:N4718653
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Pefferlaw - Georgina
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      1100-1500 Sq Ft

    Spectacular Westerly Sunsets From This Raised Waterfront Bungalow W/ 2+3 Beds, 2 Full Baths, Walkouts From Main And Basement Level Looking At The Waterfront. Sold Fully Furnished W/ Generator, And Most Furnishings, Boat House W/ Marine Railway, 100Ft Aluminum Dock W/Platform, 19 Ft Seadoo Boat W/ Low Hours, Includes Fishing Boat. High Speed Interne....More details

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    MLS®#:N4702215
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Pefferlaw - Georgina

    Beautiful Waterfront Lot At Pefferlaw River With Direct Boat Access To Lake Simcoe. A Piece Of Paradise With Peace & Tranquility! This Property Allows Great Recreational Uses Such As Boating, Fishing, Camping, Etc. Not A Building Lot. 2 Sheds On The Property And 2 Docks (Temporary).

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    $777,000

    61 Irving Dr

    MLS®#:N4732885
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Pefferlaw - Georgina
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      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Stunning Custom Built 2,100 Sq Ft Raised Bungalow Nestled On Quiet Cul-De Sac.Extra Deep Lot Backing Onto Canal W/Access To Pefferlaw River & Lake Simcoe!Bright Open Concept Living&Dining Rms Boast Large Windows,Custom Wainscoting & Pot Lights.Gourmet Kitchen W/Extended Cabinets & Cent.Island.Crown Moulding Throughout,9'Ceilings.Master W/5Pc.Ensuit....More details

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    $569,900

    425 Pefferlaw Rd

    MLS®#:N4645736
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Pefferlaw - Georgina
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    So Many Possibilities! Great Investment Opportunity As Rental, To Renovate, Or Build New. Loads Of Room On Your 4.6 Acres In Beautiful Pefferlaw. Sprawling 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Bungalow With Eat-In Kitchen, Family Room, Separate Dining Room W/ French Doors Off Large Living Room. The Home Also Boasts A Sunroom Off The Kitchen, Attached 2 Car Garage & Se....More details

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    MLS®#:N4730839
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Pefferlaw - Georgina
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    Beautifully Renovated 2 Bedroom Bungalow On A Very Private 60\'X259\' Lot. New Furnace, Hardwood Floor, Modern Lighting, Modern Kitchen W/Granite Counter, Water Filter System, Siding/ Eavestrough, Doors, Windows, Interior Doors And New Roof. Backing Onto Forest Provides Terrific Privacy. A Must See!

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    MLS®#:N4644925
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Pefferlaw - Georgina
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      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    Gorgeous Custom 3 Bedroom 3 Bath 2 Storey Brand New 1500 Sq Ft Home. Fully Open Concept House With An Amazing Master Bedroom, Giant Walk In Closet And Master Ensuite. Mins From All The Amenities And 404. Country Living At Its Finest

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    $1,430,000

    44 Irving Dr

    MLS®#:N4674068
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Pefferlaw - Georgina
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      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Stunning Custom Contemporary Lakeside Home Complete With Boathouse And 2 Car Garage, A Rare Find, Brand New High Efficiency Lake Simcoe Waterfront Beauty, Built Using Superior Icf Construction, Steel Roof, Features Vaulted Ceiling In Great Room, Propane Radiant Floor Heating, 9' Ceilings, He Woodstove W/ Soapstone Cladding, Top Of The Line Windows,....More details

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    MLS®#:N4706272
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Pefferlaw - Georgina
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    Bright 3 Bdrm Bungalow W/Full W/O Bsmt. Nwr Fag Furnace. Garage & Shop Both Have Metal Roofs. 2 Car Gar Behind House Has Hot Tub Rm. Lrg Workshop On The Corner Mst Be Seen! Provides 2 Bay Storage, Showroom, Storage Room & Sm Office Area

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    $429,900

    0 Lakeridge Rd

    MLS®#:N4717311
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Pefferlaw - Georgina

    Excellent Opportunity To Own Just Over 10 Acres Located Just North Of Udora On Lakeridge Rd. Property Features Recently Improved Driveway. Seller Has Completed Some Studies To Accommodate Building A Home On The Land. Great Commuting Location And Close To All Amenities.

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    MLS®#:N4698461
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Pefferlaw - Georgina
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    Excellent Opportunity To Own A Large 3+1 Bedroom Bungalow Situated On 35+ Acres Of Picturesque Land. Home Features Many Recent Improvements And A Full 1 Bedroom Suite In The Basement. Multiple W/O, Large Bedrooms, Laminate And Tile Throughout. Property Located In The Heart Of Virginia Beach With Good Frontage Exposure On Hwy 48. Great Commuting Loc....More details

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    MLS®#:N4647494
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Pefferlaw - Georgina
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    Direct Water Front.The Ultimate Entertainment Property.Great Fishing And Boating. Dock Your Own Boat Inside Your Large And Private Boat House. Marina Is Next Door. Minutes From Sandy Beach And The Protected Chicken Bay On Lake Simcoe. Custom Engineered Steel Construction (Plans Available And Attached). It's Like Owning Your Own Resort. Steel Roof. ....More details

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    MLS®#:N4696108
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Pefferlaw - Georgina
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      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    This New Build Will Tick All The Boxes! Custom Built Raised Bungalow Situated On A Mature Treed 241' X 107' Lot, Located On A No Exit Street Which Ends At The Pefferlaw River And Provides Access To Lake Simcoe. An Existing Onsite Heated And Insulated 22' X 40' Workshop Allows Ample Space For All The Toys. Builder Is Local And Has A Reputation For E....More details

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