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Sir William Mulock held many prestigious positions as a lawyer, businessman, educator, farmer, politician, judge, and philanthropist. In academia, Mulock taught Modern Languages at the University of Toronto and later served as the vice-chancellor. From 1882 to 1905, Mulock was elected to the House of Commons as a Member of Parliament. As a Cabinet Minister, Mulock served as the Postmaster-General (1896 to 1905) and later established the Department of Labor (1900).
When did Sir William Mulock purchase the property?
In the late 1800s, Sir William Mulock purchased the 200-acre property in Newmarket, intended to serve as his summer home. However, the property soon became a frequent place for important meetings, special occasions, and social gatherings for notable guests. Some famous guests include Guglielmo Marconi (inventor and electrical engineer of the radiotelegraph), Frederick Banting and Charles Best, who discovered insulin and the Prince of Wales (Edward VIII).