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Adjala–Tosorontio is a township in south-central Ontario, Canada, in the County of Simcoe.

Adjala-Tosorontio
Township of Adjala-Tosorontio
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Adjala-Tosorontio is located in Southern Ontario
Adjala-Tosorontio
Adjala-Tosorontio
Coordinates: 44°08′N 79°56′W / 44.133°N 79.933°W / 44.133; -79.933Coordinates: 44°08′N 79°56′W / 44.133°N 79.933°W / 44.133; -79.933
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountySimcoe
Settled1820s
FormedJanuary 1, 1994
Government
 • MayorJos Dekker
 • Federal ridingSimcoe—Grey
 • Prov. ridingSimcoe—Grey
Area
 • Land372.34 km2 (143.76 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total10,975
 • Density29.5/km2 (76/sq mi)
 • Growth
3.5% (2,011-2,016)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)705, 519, 905
Websitewww.adjtos.ca

A predominantly rural area, Adjala–Tosorontio contains numerous small villages and hamlets. Many communities were started in Adjala by Irish Catholics who named their hamlets after their home towns in Ireland, or after prominent pioneer families who first settled the area. The municipality has increasingly become home to residents who commute to the Greater Toronto Area.

Geographically the area is rolling countryside below the Niagara Escarpment to the west, with the Nottawasaga River cutting through it.

"Tosorontio" is a Huron word meaning "Beautiful Mountain", and Adjala was the name of the wife of Chief Tecumseh, for whom the neighbouring township (now called New Tecumseth) was named.[2]

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HistoryEdit

Adjala–Tosorontio Township was created in 1993 when the County of Simcoe Act merged the townships of Adjala and Tosorontio. The amalgamation took effect on January 1, 1994.[3]

CommunitiesEdit

The township comprises the communities of Achill, Airlie, Athlone, Ballycroy, Cedarville, Colgan, Connor, Everett, Glencairn, Hockley, Keenansville, Lisle, Loretto, Rosemont, Sheldon, Tioga and Tuam.

LorettoEdit

Loretto (44°03′00″N 79°53′25″W / 44.05000°N 79.89028°W / 44.05000; -79.89028) is one of the oldest communities in Adjala–Tosorontio. It has one of the oldest and most famous taverns in Simcoe County, the Loretto Inn. Highway 50 runs through the town.

Loretto was named after Loreto, Marche in Italy.[4]

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±%
19969,359—    
200110,082+7.7%
200610,695+6.1%
201110,603−0.9%
201610,975+3.5%
[5][6][7][8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Adjala-Tosorontio, Township". Statistics Canada. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "A Short History of Adjala-Tosorontio". Township of Adjala-Tosorontio. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  3. ^ "Statutes of the Province of Ontario 1993". Province of Ontario. p. 555. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  4. ^ Rayburn, Alan (1997). Place names of Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 198. ISBN 0-8020-7207-0. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  5. ^ "2001 Census Profile: Adjala–Tosorontio". Statistics Canada.
  6. ^ "2006 Census Profile: Adjala–Tosorontio". Statistics Canada.
  7. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data". Statistics Canada. February 6, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "Adjala-Tosorontio census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-15.