Eatonville Schoolhouse Bloor and 427
Originally, Eatonville was a 400-acre (1.6 km2) farm owned by Peter Shaver at the end of the 19th century. The farm was one of two purchased by the Eaton’s department store in the 1890s (the other was in Georgetown, Ontario) to provide a reliable supply of milk for the store’s lunchroom and drug store lunch counter. Eaton’s donated a parcel of the farm land to the local elementary school, which was named “Eatonville School” in honour of its benefactor. Eventually, the name of the school led to the area becoming known by the Eatonville name.