History > Jean Baptiste Rousseaux Plaque PhotoPhoto Details:
This plaque is very well hidden, and not many people have seen it, even though it appears to be there for several years based on the decayed paint found on the plaque that is located near Humber River just south of the Petro Canada gas station on South Kingsway. It says: "Rousseaux was the first European to sattle in the Toronto area. He and his father were interpreters for the Indian Department and were licensed to trade in this region. In 1787 Jean-Baptiste married Margaret Clyne, a ward of Mohawk chief Joseph Brant, and by 1791 he had built a trading post here at the Toronto Carying Place. ... "