Cavan Monaghan

Cavan Monaghan (known as Cavan-Millbrook-North Monaghan until 2007) is a township in Peterborough County in central-eastern Ontario, Canada, 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of the city of Peterborough.

Cavan Monaghan
Township of Cavan Monaghan
Municipal office in Cavan
Municipal office in Cavan
Cavan Monaghan is located in Peterborough County
Cavan Monaghan
Cavan Monaghan
Cavan Monaghan is located in Southern Ontario
Cavan Monaghan
Cavan Monaghan
Coordinates: 44°12′N 78°28′W / 44.200°N 78.467°W / 44.200; -78.467Coordinates: 44°12′N 78°28′W / 44.200°N 78.467°W / 44.200; -78.467
Country Canada
Province Ontario
 • TypeTownship
 • MayorScott McFadden
 • Federal ridingHaliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock
 • Prov. ridingHaliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock
 • Land306.33 km2 (118.27 sq mi)
 • Total8,829
 • Density28.8/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
L0A 1G0
Area code(s)705


The original townships of Cavan and Monaghan were surveyed by John Deyell in 1817, and were named after County Cavan and County Monaghan in Ireland, from which many of its settlers had emigrated. By 1819, there were 244 settlers, and by 1861 the population had risen to 4,901, many of whom were descendants of United Empire Loyalists, veterans of the War of 1812 who had been granted land there, or the original and later settlers from Ireland. After Confederation in 1867, the population began to drop as many families left for Western Canada.[2]

The original Irish settlers were Protestants, and many of them were associated with the Orange Order. In the mid-19th century the "Cavan Blazers" were established as a fiercely Protestant vigilante group, who often burned down the farms of Catholic settlers.[2]

The Township of Cavan and the Village of Millbrook, previously part of Durham County, in 1974 became part of Peterborough County, and were amalgamated, along with North Monaghan, into one township — Cavan-Millbrook-North Monaghan — in 1998. In 2007, the township was renamed Cavan Monaghan,[3] as many thought the older name was too long.


The township of Cavan Monaghan comprises a number of villages and hamlets, including the following communities such as Carmel, Cavan, Cedar Valley, Five Mile Turn, Fraserville, Ida, Millbrook, Mount Pleasant, South Monaghan / Centreville (partially), Springville, Tapley; Bailieboro (partially), Cavan Station, Dranoel, Fairmount, Kendry, Murray Hill.

None are incorporated and a couple are relegated to just names on a map as cars made transportation easier and service areas concentrated in fewer nodes.



Millbrook is the township's population centre. The commercial businesses and services (banking, government) are found along King Street and County Road 10. County Road 10 provides Millbrook with convenient connections with Ontario Highway 115 and Ontario Highway 401.

It has been a filming location for several movie productions. Anne with an E (a 2017 CBC production), Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (a 2011 CBC production), The Music Man, Ice Princess, The Town Christmas Forgot and A History of Violence were filmed in the town. In the latter film, Millbrook was depicted as the fictional town of Millbrook, Indiana.

The political cartoonist Sam Hunter was born and raised in Millbrook, along with award-winning filmmaker Jared Raab, esteemed Aquatic Science Biologist Dustin Raab with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Juno Award winner singer/songwriter Serena Ryder.


Cavan is home to Alltech's corn feed facility under the Masterfeeds brand. It was formerly owned by Maple Leaf Foods which opened a feed facility on Peterborough County Road 10 just north of Ontario Highway 35. Opened in 1975, the facility was then owned by Maple Leaf Mills, which relocated from the Maple Leaf Mills Silos in downtown Toronto.[4]


Cavan Monaghan historical populations
Canada census – Cavan Monaghan community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 8,829 (+2.7% from 2011) 8,601 (-2.6% from 2006) 8,828 (4.4% from 2001)
Land area: 306.33 km2 (118.27 sq mi) 306.22 km2 (118.23 sq mi) 306.13 km2 (118.20 sq mi)
Population density: 28.8/km2 (75/sq mi) 28.1/km2 (73/sq mi) 28.8/km2 (75/sq mi)
Median age: 46.1 (M: 45.6, F: 46.6) 42.5 (M: 42.3, F: 42.7)
Total private dwellings: 3,271 3,221 3,088
Median household income: $90,957 $73,654
References: 2016[7] 2011[8] 2006[9] earlier[10]

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  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Cavan Monaghan, Township". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Home page". Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2009-05-13. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
  3. ^ "By-law Number 2007-19" (PDF). Corporation of the Township of Cavan Millbrook=North Monaghan. 2007-04-02. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
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  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 2001, 2006
  6. ^ "Cavan Monaghan census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  7. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  8. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.

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