CITY NEWS AND NOTES
For Single Family Residents of Ontario whom
receive a refuse bill in their name and have auto containers.
Apartment Renters and Businesses call for details.
The City of Ontario offers
four (4) free bulky item pick-ups
per calendar year per single family dwelling.
5 item max. To schedule your pick-up, please call
Ontario Solid Waste Department
Computers (CPU’s and Monitors)
Bundled brush (less than 18 inches in
diameter and four feet in length)
Canadian brothers George and William Chaffey founded Ontario in
1882, and developed the settlement based on four general principles
created for their model colony. One of these principles was to
a main thoroughfare from one end of the settlement to the other, and lay
it out in such a way that it will be a thing of beauty forever.
George Chaffey named his 200 foot wide thoroughfare after his
favorite mathematician, Euclid of Alexandria. It is said that Euclid Avenue
was modeled after Magnolia Avenue in Riverside, where the brothers
lived upon coming to California. Swiss immigrant Edward J. Jacquet
was hired to oversee the planting of grevillea and eucalyptus trees on the
side parkways and pepper trees along the median of the town’s grand
avenue. The project was started in 1883 and took three years to
complete. In 1941 a census was taken by the fire department and 2099 pepper trees were counted.
In 1886, just as the tree planting was being completed, the Chaffey Brothers left Ontario in pursuit of new adventures in Australia. George Chaffey
visited Ontario in 1894 and said that he regretted the decision to plant pepper trees on the avenue, and that he had intended to keep them just for a few
years in order to quickly create a showy spectacle for prospective buyers. He actually wanted the avenue to be permanently lined with palm trees!
For more information, visit
Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
Ovitt Family Community Library
, 215 East C Street,
Ontario’s Beautiful Euclid Avenue