Kleinburg is an unincorporated village located in the city of Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. It is home to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, a major art gallery, and the Kortright Centre for Conservation. In 2001, the village and its surrounding communities had a population of 4,595; the village itself has 282 dwellings, with a population of 952. Kleinburg comprises a narrow section of hilly landscape situated between two branches of the Humber river. The historic village is bounded by Highway 27 on the west and Stegman’s Mill Road to the east
The village is located between two branches of the Humber River, and features dense forests throughout its 1.05 km² of land area. Its northern and western peripheries are primarily agricultural.
Kleinburg was founded by John Kline, a German-Canadian settler. A direct German translation of Kleinburg is “small town”. Residents argue that the Town of Kleinburg could be named after its founder or after its landscape (though the latter would necessitate the spelling “Kleinberg”, “Small Mountain” in English).
In its early days, Kleinburg was dependent on its many flour and wheat mills, located off the Humber River.
The large housing developments began in the 1950s in the west and continued in the 1970s southeast of Kleinburg, in 1993 in the south, 1998 sporadically in the northeast, 1990s south of Kleinburg and the 2000s to the north.
Kleinburg has historically been a small, quiet town, but now attracts many affluent visitors and residents. During its major expansion in the 1990s and early 2000s, many new large homes were built. The homes north and west of Nashville Road typically cost more than one million dollars. Older, larger and more established properties are valued more than this, while homes built near conservation areas and the Humber River are by far the most expensive.