Newmarket has a proud history going back to the 1790s and early 1800s when the first Quaker pioneers arrived here from the United States. This was the “New Market” and downtown Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market was the “Od Market”. Many of the leaders of the infamous Toronto rebellion were based in Newmarket. Today, Newmarket’s farms have all been replaced with subdivisions. The downtown heritage district along Main Street is still the focal point on this family friendly municipality.