Wesleyville Village History

The Friends of Wesleyville remains committed to preserving the rich history of the peoples of Wesleyville village. Continue to check here for our currents project as they relate to the history of the village. 

On March 26, 2015 residents past and present of Wesleyville Village gathered on a snowy night in Port Hope to share their oral histories. Thanks to the Port Hope Archives, we were able to document these stories to keep them alive through the video, shown above. 


Wesleyville village is a 19th century village located on beautiful Lakeshore Road in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada on the shores of Lake Ontario. The village is located on a quiet, seldom-travelled stretch of Lakeshore Road west of Port Hope, Ontario, and it exudes a relaxed, peaceful aura, with the only sounds coming from the birds that flit from tree to tree and among the time-weathered headstones in the graveyard at the rear of the grounds.

Throughout time the Wesleyville Village site on the bountiful shoreline of Lake Ontario has been occupied and respected by various indigenous peoples: the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabeg and Metis people. The Friends of Wesleyville Village wish to acknowledge the dynamic relationship between this environment and indigenous peoples.


T: (905) 885-1344

E: friendsofwesleyvillevillage@gmail.com

P.O. Box 215, c/o Petra Becker,

Port Hope, ON L1A 3W3

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