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Amaranth is a township located in Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada, with a 2011 population of 3,963. It is named after the plant which grows abundantly within its borders. It is bordered by Mono to the east and East Luther to the west.

Township of Amaranth
Amaranth within the Dufferin County
Amaranth within the Dufferin County
Amaranth is located in Southern Ontario
Amaranth within the Dufferin County
Coordinates: 43°59′N 80°14′W / 43.983°N 80.233°W / 43.983; -80.233Coordinates: 43°59′N 80°14′W / 43.983°N 80.233°W / 43.983; -80.233
Country Canada
Province Ontario
IncorporatedJanuary 2, 1854
 • MayorBob Currie
 • Federal ridingDufferin—Caledon
 • Prov. ridingDufferin—Caledon
 • Land264.50 km2 (102.12 sq mi)
 • Total3,963
 • Density15.0/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)519 and 226

The hamlet of Laurel is located on the 5th Line (or County Road 12) and 10th Sideroad (or County Road 10). Laurelwoods Elementary School is located just outside this community, on the 6th Line and 10th Sideroad. The township building is also at this location, and has a park with baseball diamonds and soccer fields on its property.

Amaranth's system of naming roads is similar to that of the Dufferin County townships of Mono and Mulmur, and the Simcoe County townships of Adjala and Tosorontio. The system names roads running parallel to Highway 10 in Amaranth "Lines." Each is assigned a number from the town line westward in sequence. Roads running perpendicular to the Lines are numbered Sideroads, and are numbered using multiples of five ascending northward from County Road 109.



The township of Amaranth comprises a number of villages and hamlets, including the following communities such as Amaranth Station, Blacks Corners, Bowling Green, Campania, Crombie, Farmington, Fraxa, Jessopville, Laurel, Laurel Station, Maple Grove, Waldemar, Whittington; Bates' Corners, Coleridge, Fern Bank, Hall's Corners, Kennedy's Corners, Rich Hill, The Gore


Canada census – Amaranth, Ontario community profile
2011 2006
Population: 3,963 (+3.1% from 2006) 3,845 (+2.9% from 2001)
Land area: 264.5 km2 (102.1 sq mi) 264.35 km2 (102.07 sq mi)
Population density: 15.0/km2 (39/sq mi) 14.5/km2 (38/sq mi)
Median age: 42.5 (M: 42.4, F: 42.5) 40.2 (M: 39.8, F: 40.5)
Total private dwellings: 1,312 1,299
Median household income: $77,082
References: 2011[1] 2006[3] earlier[4]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 3,963
  • Population in 2006: 3,845
  • Population in 2001: 3,770 (or 3,736 when adjusted to 2006 boundary)
  • Population in 1996: 3,450
  • Population in 1991: 3,156

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  2. ^ "Amaranth community profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census