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If there is such as a thing as the afterlife, then Alexander Hutton will be able to walk up the laneway to his Bonnie Braes home in perpetuity. A master carpenter, Hutton and his sons built the first wing of the house, on what is now Credtiview Rd. in southwest Brampton, in the early 1840s.
Unlike so many of Ontario’s classic farmhouses which have been abandoned, demolished or destroyed by fire, Bonnie Braes and another nearby heritage home are being preserved, protected and enhanced under the strict conditions of a development agreement which is allowing approximately 1,800 homes to be built in Valleylands of the Credit River, a quadrant stretching from Creditview Rd. east to Chinguacousy Rd. and from Queen St. south to the Orangeville/Brampton railway line.
Those conditions encompass more than just the physical structure of Bonnie Braes, which was later enlarged and transformed by Hutton and his sons. At some point during the family’s ownership, a line of maple trees were planted along the laneway leading to the house, which well set back from the road. Read More.