Brookville is a tranquil, rural community situated in the Town of Milton. It is part of the Municipality of Halton Region. Originally known as Nassagaweya, the First Nations word meaning “river with two outlets”, this area has a local watershed of streams and creeks that cross the entire area. Brookville is indeed replete with streams, but it also has large horse farms, rolling fields and beautiful, multi-acreage estates. If country life is what you are after, you will love Brookville. Ideally situated only 25 min from Pearson International Airport and 20 min to Milton Hospital, this little hamlet has a lot to offer. The Churchill Estate subdivision is known for its gorgeous estate homes and the entire area is surrounded by the beauty of the Niagara Escarpment.
Brookville was first settled in 1831 by Elias Easterbrook who emigrated to Canada from England. Brookville was named after him. They built a general store and hotel, and their son was the postmaster for many years. A Town Hall was built, and, although Brookville was a humble farming community, it became the social capital of the region. It hosted the annual Nassagaweya Fall Show and people came from all over to attend and be seen. Unlike other small towns in Ontario, there is no official main street in Brookville. What exists of the original name marking the town, is a stone marker, located in a farmer’s field near Guelph Line. It has the name of Brookville engraved in it.
Brookville didn’t enjoy much further development until 2001 when the prestigious Churchill Estates subdivision was built. These distinguished and luxurious homes are positioned on rolling estates and some of the loveliest land in Milton. Brookville still has a country general store and some specialty stores. The residents of this tiny hamlet has access to three Public School and six Catholic Schools in the area. If Golf is what gets you up in the morning, there are 10 golf courses within an easy drive for you to enjoy. Living in the country has innumerable benefits and in Brookville you are ideally situated to conveniently access all that the natural landscape has to offer and all that the surrounding modern urban centres can afford. Cyclists love the rolling terrain and can be seen traversing the countryside on most weekends, in the summer and early fall.
In Brookville itself, there is a local park and a well utilised baseball diamond, but the real draw, for residents and visitors alike, is that Brookville is located in escarpment country and that offers something to do and explore in every season. The locale is also ideal for the many horse farms that spread out all over the green countryside. Huge multi-acreage properties decorate the landscape and the rural community around Brookville is replete with large estates and beautiful homes. The Nassagaweya Community Centre offers a place for the community to connect, and Brookville Park is a great, updated facility for baseball and sports lovers. As part of the Town of Milton, Brookville enjoys close access to Highway 401, and is conveniently situated between Oakville, Mississauga, Burlington, and Halton Hills.
Escarpment country offers exceptional outdoor adventures like rock-climbing, hiking, fishing, and camping opportunities. Outdoor enthusiasts have a plethora of nature trails and conservation areas to explore, such as Crawford Lake and Rattlesnake Point and in the summer and fall, residents and visitors alike love the many pick-your-own farms. This area is a fantastic mix of conservation areas, horse farms, golf courses, ski hills, suburbs, retail and business parks, and playgrounds. The Toronto Premium Outlets on Trafalgar Road are a quick 25-minute drive away. Pearson International Airport is under an hour’s drive away and the closest hospital, is the modernised Milton hospital, which is a 20-minute drive from Brookville.