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275 Macdonald Road, Oakville, Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings, 1972
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275 Macdonald Road, Oakville, Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings, 1972


275 Macdonald Road is part of the "Old Oakville" Town of Oakville Register of Designated Properties...Trafalgar Road Heritage Conservation District. It is located on PT Lot 5, BLK C, PL 35 as in 639022. The Heritage Register estimates that the saltbox frame cottage was built in 1899. The Parks Canada index card identifies the August 1972 owner as Mr. Strimas. The original owner surname was Williamson and Parks Canada says the house was built in 1856. John Strimas was editor of the local, daily newspaper The Oakville Journal Record. (This newspaper had previously been named The Oakville Record Star.) In 1962, the paper was sold to the Toronto Star. Strimas went on to become a vice-president of Northern Telecom. Newspaper issues can be found in the Halinet newspaper collection, linked in this record.