Port Perry is a town located northeast of Toronto and north of Oshawa on the shores of Lake Scugog. Port Perry serves as the commercial base for many surrounding smaller communities and is the administrative centre for the Township of Scugog.
The town is named after Peter Perry, a political figure and businessman in Upper Canada, who came to the area in 1848 to survey lots for a village on the shore of Lake Scugog. The community was named Port Perry, in his honour in 1852 and incorporated into a village in 1871. The following year the first train reached Port Perry on the Port Whitby and Port Perry Railway. In 1872 George Currie built a grain elevator which is currently Canada's oldest grain elevator.
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