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Grand Valley, Ontario

The Town of Grand Valley (formerly The Township of East Luther Grand Valley) is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, composed of the former Township of East Luther and the former Village of Grand Valley. The township is located within Dufferin County, and includes part of the Luther Marsh. The marsh covers over 10,000 acres (40 km²) including Luther Lake. The Grand River is one of the major sites in the town.

Grand Valley
Town of Grand Valley
Coat of arms of Grand Valley
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Nature's Playground
Grand Valley within Dufferin County
Grand Valley within Dufferin County
Grand Valley is located in Southern Ontario
Grand Valley
Grand Valley
Grand Valley in relation to southern Ontario
Coordinates: 43°57′N 80°22′W / 43.950°N 80.367°W / 43.950; -80.367Coordinates: 43°57′N 80°22′W / 43.950°N 80.367°W / 43.950; -80.367
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyDufferin
FormedJanuary 1, 1995
Government
 • MayorSteve Soloman
 • Federal ridingDufferin—Caledon
 • Prov. ridingDufferin—Caledon
Area
 • Land158.23 km2 (61.09 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total2,956
 • Density18.7/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
L9W
Area code(s)519 and 226
Websitewww.townofgrandvalley.ca

GeographyEdit

CommunitiesEdit

The town of Grand Valley comprises a number of villages and hamlets, including the following communities such as Colbeck, Damascus, Grand Valley, Leggatt, Monticello, Peepabun, Tarbert; Erasmus, Hill Settlement, Keldon, Wesley; Chatter's Corners, Doyle's Settlement

HistoryEdit

The formation of the town under the name Township of East Luther Grand Valley was a result of an amalgamation effective January 1, 1995 of the Township of East Luther and the Village of Grand Valley. In September 2012, the name was changed to the Town of Grand Valley.[2] Grand Valley was damaged by an F4 tornado on May 31, 1985 that destroyed much of the town's infrastructure, which has since been rebuilt.

Local governmentEdit

Municipal OfficeEdit

The Municipal Office for the Town of Grand Valley is located at:
5 Main Street North
Grand Valley, ON
L9W 5S6

CouncilEdit

  • Mayor: Steve Soloman
  • Deputy Mayor: Rick Taylor
  • Councillors:
  1. Elizabeth Taylor
  2. John Ince
  3. Philip Rentsch

Grand Valley B.I.A.Edit

The Grand Valley B.I.A. is encouraging commerce developments in the town. In an attempt to accommodate new development, the town is in the process of updating the By-laws.

The Grand Valley B.I.A., is the smallest BIA in Ontario.

DemographicsEdit

Canada census – Grand Valley, Ontario community profile
2016 2011
Population: 2,956 (8.4% from 2011) 2,726 (-4.1% from 2006)
Land area: 158.23 km2 (61.09 sq mi) 158.23 km2 (61.09 sq mi)
Population density: 18.7/km2 (48/sq mi) 17.2/km2 (45/sq mi)
Median age: 40.9 (M: 40.1, F: 41.8) 41.5 (M: 41.1, F: 41.8)
Total private dwellings: 1,145 1,048
Median household income: $80,691
References: 2016[1] 2011[3] earlier[4]
YearPop.±%
19912,501—    
19962,773+10.9%
20012,842+2.5%
20062,844+0.1%
20112,726−4.1%
20162,956+8.4%
[5]

Movies filmed in Grand ValleyEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2012-11-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census, 2011, 2016

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