The Planing Mill is located
in the town of Unionville which is an upscale
suburban community in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Tourism, brings many visitors to town to enjoy
the great restaurants, unique boutique shops and
the historic Planing Mill Water Wheel. The historic
village downtown section of Unionville is typical
of a small town that was built over a century
ago. The historic Main Street of Unionville attracts
thousands of visitors each year. The Main Street
also features a number of "century homes"
dating back to the 1800s. The highlite of the
year is the Unionville Festival.
The main street has been used
as a stand-in for fictional Connecticut town Stars
Hollow during the first season of The Gilmore
Girls television show, as well as other television
and movie backdrops.
Unionville is part of the
city of Markham,
whose population in 2006 was 261,573. Markham's
average income was number 8 in the Southern Ontario
area, at $79,924. It is reported that Unionville
homeowners, have one of the highest incomes per
household in Canada. Home prices range from $
550,000 to $ 6 Million. Unionville High School
is known across Canada for its unique Music and
arts program, and the Unionville Theater attracts
some of Canada's top performers.
The next time you are in the
area of Highway 7 and Kennedy Rd., drive up Main
Street and get to know the town. If you are planning
a wedding you may want to plan on getting some
great photos in front of the water wheel at the
famous Unionville Planing Mill.