Harrow's online resource for restaurants, shops and services
Hello and welcome to the Town of Harrow Online website. This site is for the people of Harrow - Ontario - Canada and surrounding area. It's important to have a web presence now days so this is for us.
We are dedicated to showcasing our local businesses on the web. By using the most current programming techniques and the power of numbers we are getting Harrow businesses online, the digital marketing wave has arrived.
Please enjoy your stay, feel free to provide us with input (good or bad) through the contact us form. Most of all frequent our local shops and restaurants, keeping small town value alive!
Restaurant menus are coming to the web!
Finally we have an online source for local restaurant menus. Look up your favorite pub's menu or try something new from your regular establishment, now it's easy and convenient.
Curious about a local restaurant, check out their page for some images, hours of operation and directions.
Feature Harrow Business
One of our local professionals
243 McAffee St.
Now Open 24-7 - Southshore Fitness is centrally located in the Harrow arena and is open 24hrs a day, seven days a week. We offer over 44 machines including Cybex, Hammer Strength, Atlantis, Stair Master, Reebok and many more. We also have 12 cardio machines, free weights from 3lbs to 110lbs and a speed bag/heavy bag combo.
In the 1792, when Lord Simcoe was the first Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, he established the Township of Colchester whose boundaries were almost identical to the boundaries of the modern Town of Essex. Between the Malden Town Line and the Arner Town Line he created 65 long narrow farm lots running inland from Lake Erie. He offered land grants to soldiers in Butler’s Rangers who were forced to flee from their lands in the United States because they had fought against the rebels who won the American Revolutionary War(1776-1783). Other refugees from the United States who had been living temporarily on Grosse Isle in the Detroit River joined these soldiers. These early settlers formed the South Essex Militia that defended their new home land from American conquests during the War of 1812-14.
John Snider, a blacksmith from Pennsylvania, was one of these early settlers. He built his home in the side of a hill just west of the village of Colchester. A family story tells of men working on the roof of the house on September 10, 1813 while listening to the distant booming of canons during the Battle of Lake Erie. That house is still occupied by descendants of John Snider. It is the oldest surviving house along the Lake Erie Shore of Essex County.