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Mapleton, Ontario

Mapleton is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located within Wellington County.

Mapleton
Township of Mapleton
Drayton
Drayton
Location of Mapleton within Wellington County
Location of Mapleton within Wellington County
Mapleton is located in Southern Ontario
Mapleton
Mapleton
Location of Mapleton in southern Ontario
Coordinates: 43°45′00″N 80°40′00″W / 43.75°N 80.6667°W / 43.75; -80.6667
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyWellington
Established1999
Government
 • TypeTownship
 • MayorGregg Davidson
 • Governing BodyMapleton Township Council
 • Federal ridingPerth—Wellington
 • Prov. ridingPerth—Wellington
Area
 • Land534.87 km2 (206.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total10,527
 • Density19.7/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code FSA
N0B
Area code(s)519 and 226
Websitewww.mapleton.ca

CommunitiesEdit

The largest and central community in Mapleton is the village of Drayton, which contains the township offices and has the largest retail presence.

The township also contains the smaller communities of Alma, Bosworth, Dobbenville, Glen Allan, Goldstone, Hollen, Lebanon, Moorefield, Parker, Quarindale, Riverbank, Rothsay, Spruce Green, Stirton, Wyandot, and Yatton.[2]

HistoryEdit

The township was formed by the amalgamation of the townships of Maryborough and Peel, and the village of Drayton on January 1, 1999.

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±%
1996 8,827—    
2001 9,303+5.4%
2006 9,851+5.9%
2011 9,989+1.4%
2016 10,527+5.4%
[3][4][1]

Prior to amalgamation (1999):

  • Population total in 1996: 8,827
    • Drayton (village): 1,427
    • Maryborough (township): 2,882
    • Peel (township): 4,499
  • Population in 1991:
    • Drayton (village): 1,201
    • Maryborough (township): 2,729
    • Peel (township): 4,316

EducationEdit

Mapleton is served by four public schools, administered by the Upper Grand District School Board. These are:

  • Alma Public School
  • Centre Peel Public School
  • Drayton Heights Public School
  • Maryborough Public School (Moorefield)

Secondary education is served by Norwell District Secondary School in Palmerston, in the adjacent township of Minto.

Mapleton is also served by one independent school

  • Community Christian School (Drayton), which is connected to the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Mapleton, Township". Statistics Canada. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Mapleton". Statistics Canada. November 2, 2016.
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  4. ^ "Mapleton, Ontario (Code 3523033) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-16.

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