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Sunderland is a community located approximately 100 km northeast of Torontomarker, Ontariomarker in Brock Township, in the Regional Municipality of Durhammarker, Ontariomarker, Canadamarker.

Business and Commerce

Sunderland has a thriving community of small businesses that focus primarily on the needs of surrounding rural families. These businesses include the Co-Op, Pindar's Fuel, and Ross Doble Farm Equipment. Downtown Sunderland also has a number of restaurants, an original art gallery (The Magic Door Art Gallery), a museum (Sunderland & District Historical Society), CIBC branch, a post office, and a branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. There is also Katie's Coffee house, a small town coffee shop, as well as the Brock Stop Restaurant located on Hwy 7/12 serving the community. A new business known as Taylor Pool Products has recently opened in the former Ace Hardware location.

The local post office services locals with lock boxes and five rural routes.


The land that the Town of Sunderland was built on was granted in the early 1820s to United Empire Loyalists. The town slowly grew around the Brock Hotel - a popular overnight stop for travelers. The Toronto - Lindsay Line of the Grand Trunk Railway gave Sunderland a huge thrust, and the town's population grew rapidly during this time. At the time a larger village to the west, Vroomantonmarker, did not get a railway station and subsequently its population dropped. Although the railway ceased operations through Sunderland in the 1980s, the town has remained vibrant - due in no small part to its close proximity to Torontomarker, Lindsaymarker, and Newmarketmarker.


The region around Sunderland is rolling farmland, with dense first-growth deciduous forests and rich agricultural soil.


Sunderland has one public school, Sunderland Public School, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary on 20 October 2007. The nearest high school is Brock High School, outside of Canningtonmarker.


Sunderland hosts the annual Maple Syrup Festival at the beginning of April each year. The town also hosts the annual Sunderland Agricultural Fall Fair in September of each year. This fair has been held annually since the 1850s.

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Other Information

  • Area code: +(00)1-705
  • Postal code: L0C 1H0

There are about 30 homes on the extreme south-west corner of Sunderland with a North American area code of 905.


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