Aldershot, Ontario

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Aldershot
Unincorporated community
Aldershot train station.
Aldershot train station.
Coordinates: 43°18′32″N 79°50′28″W / 43.30889°N 79.84111°W / 43.30889; -79.84111
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
Regional municipalityHalton
CityBurlington
Settled1790s
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
Forward sortation areaL7L, L7M, L7N, L7P, L7T
Area code(s)905 and 289
NTS Map030M05
GNBC CodeFACFL
 
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Aldershot
Unincorporated community
Aldershot train station.
Aldershot train station.
Coordinates: 43°18′32″N 79°50′28″W / 43.30889°N 79.84111°W / 43.30889; -79.84111
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
Regional municipalityHalton
CityBurlington
Settled1790s
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
Forward sortation areaL7L, L7M, L7N, L7P, L7T
Area code(s)905 and 289
NTS Map030M05
GNBC CodeFACFL

Aldershot (Population: (2001): 3,868) is a community in south-central Ontario, Canada, on Burlington Bay, Lake Ontario. It is a neighbourhood of Burlington, in Halton Regional Municipality.

This former unincorporated village was previously a part of East Flamborough Township until it was annexed by the City of Burlington in 1962. It has a "fiercely independent spirit" and always maintained a quality of independence and individual identity. This may be because Aldershot, originally called Burlington Plains, may have been the earliest settlement in East Flamborough Township. It was first surveyed in 1791 by Augustus Jones. It is believed the first family to settle in the area was the Fonger Family in the early 1790s.

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Via Rail and GO Transit operate Aldershot railway station, on the Quebec City–Windsor Corridor and Lakeshore West lines respectively, which serves the immediate area and the adjacent city of Hamilton.

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Coordinates: 43°18′32″N 79°50′28″W / 43.30889°N 79.84111°W / 43.30889; -79.84111