North Frontenac, Ontario

North Frontenac is a township in Frontenac County in eastern Ontario, Canada.

North Frontenac
Township of North Frontenac
Plevna
Plevna
North Frontenac is located in Southern Ontario
North Frontenac
North Frontenac
Location in southern Ontario
Coordinates: 44°57′N 76°54′W / 44.950°N 76.900°W / 44.950; -76.900Coordinates: 44°57′N 76°54′W / 44.950°N 76.900°W / 44.950; -76.900
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyFrontenac
Incorporated1998
Government
 • TypeTownship
 • MayorRon Higgins [1]
 • Deputy MayorFred Perry [1]
 • Prov. ridingLanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington
 • Federal ridingLanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington
Area
 • Land1,164.77 km2 (449.72 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total1,898
 • Density1.6/km2 (4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
K0H
Area code(s)613, 343
Websitewww.northfrontenac.com Edit this at Wikidata

HistoryEdit

North Frontenac was created in 1998 by the amalgamation of three municipalities: the Township of Barrie; the Township of Clarendon and Miller; and the Township of Palmerston, North and South Canonto.

GeographyEdit

North Frontenac is in the heart of eastern Ontario's cottage country. Cottages and campsites dot the shores of the Township's many clean lakes. Located entirely on the Canadian Shield, the landscape can often be rough and unpredictable, but at the same time provides scenic vistas. Residents, both permanent and seasonal, enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities.

CommunitiesEdit

The township includes the communities of Ardoch, Beatty, Beech Corners, Canonto, Coxvale, Donaldson, Fernleigh, Harlowe, Mississippi Station, Myers Cave, Ompah, Plevna, Robertsville, Snow Road Station and Wilbur.

 
Old store sign in Ompah

DemographicsEdit

The Township of North Frontenac is a 1,164.73 square km lower-tier municipality, part of Frontenac County, and home to over 1,842 permanent residents. In addition, there are an estimated 5,000 seasonal residents. The low density of the population (1.7 people per km2) makes for the preservation of a scenic landscape. North Frontenac is set in the heart of eastern Ontario's cottage country. For these reasons it is one of the best destinations for outdoor activities and relaxing living in southeastern Ontario.

Canada census – North Frontenac, Ontario community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 1,898 (+2.2% from 2011) 1,857 (-2.5% from 2006) 1,904 (+5.7% from 2001)
Land area: 1,164.77 km2 (449.72 sq mi) 1,164.73 km2 (449.70 sq mi) 1,135.75 km2 (438.52 sq mi)
Population density: 1.6/km2 (4.1/sq mi) 1.6/km2 (4.1/sq mi) 1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)
Median age: 54.1 (M: 53.9, F: 54.4) 54.9 (M: 53.5, F: 55.9)
Total private dwellings: 2,966 2,823 3,107
Median household income: $51,942 $37,035
References: 2016[3] 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]

According to the 2016 Statistics Canada Census:[2]

  • Mother tongue:
    • English as first language: 92.8%
    • French as first language: 2.7%
    • Other as first language: 4.5%
YearPop.±%
19961,773—    
20011,801+1.6%
20061,904+5.7%
20111,857−2.5%
20161,898+2.2%
[7][8][2]

Populations prior to amalgamation (1998):

  • Total Population in 1996: 1,773
    • Barrie (township): 822
    • Clarendon and Miller (township): 545
    • Palmerston and North and South Canonto (township): 406
  • Population in 1991:
    • Barrie (township): 728
    • Clarendon and Miller (township): 473
    • Palmerston and North and South Canonto (township): 393

Local governmentEdit

North Frontenac is governed by a mayor, a deputy mayor who serves as both mayor and councillor and five councillors. Each municipal ward is represented by two councillors. The deputy mayor serves as both councillor of Ward 1 and deputy mayor. The Mayor of North Frontenac represents the town on the Frontenac County Council, which consists of four mayors, each with a chosen councillor from their township[9]. As of the 2018 election, the elected council members are:[10]

  • Mayor: Ron Higgins
  • Deputy Mayor: Fred Perry
  • Councillors:
    • Ward 1: Fred Perry
    • Ward 1: Wayne Good
    • Ward 2: Gerry Martin
    • Ward 2: Vernon Hermer
    • Ward 3: Denis Bedard
    • Ward 3: John Inglis

List of former mayorsEdit

Mayors of the Township of North Frontenac:

  • 1998 - 2003: STAN JOHNSON
  • 2003 - 2010: RON MAGUIRE
  • 2010 - 2014: BUD CLAYTON
  • 2015 - : RON HIGGINS

See below for the reeves of the pre-amalgamated townships of North Frontenac.

Reeves of the former Township of BarrieEdit

  • 1873 - 1873: T. TAPPING
  • 1874 - 1874: D. KENYON
  • 1875 - 1875: D. KENYON
  • 1876 - 1878: T. TAPPING
  • 1879 - 1881: R. SCOTT
  • 1882 - 1882: T. TAPPING
  • 1883 - 1883: R. TAPPING
  • 1884 - 1886: A. WICKWARE
  • 1887 - 1887: Wm. DEMPSEY
  • 1888 - 1893: T. TAPPING
  • 1894 - 1894: G. DELINE
  • 1895 - 1895: G. DELINE
  • 1896 - 1896: Wm. SALMOND
  • 1897 - 1897: G. DELINE
  • 1898 - 1898: J. MITCHELL
  • 1899 - 1899: J. MITCHELL
  • 1900 - 1900: G. DELINE / Wm. SALMOND
  • 1901 - 1904: Wm. SALMOND
  • 1905 - 1905: G. DELINE
  • 1906 - 1906: G. DELINE
  • 1907 - 1909: C. MACGREGOR
  • 1910 - 1913: Wm. SALMOND
  • 1914 - 1917: J. GRAY
  • 1918 - 1926: C. MACGREGOR
  • 1927 - 1933: S. WHEELER
  • 1934 - 1942: H. LEVERE
  • 1943 - 1951: A. MACGREGOR
  • 1952 - 1952: A. HILLIER
  • 1953 - 1957: J. HEAD
  • 1958 - 1966: J. HILL
  • 1967 - 1988: T. NEAL
  • 1989 - 1990: W. VAN KEMPEN
  • 1991 - 1997: T. NEAL

Amalgamated in 1998 and now exists as Ward 1 of The Township of North Frontenac.

Reeves of the former Township of Clarendon and MillerEdit

  • 1865 - 1882: B. WATKINS. Bram Watkins was one of the first settlers in Clarendon.[11]
  • 1883 - 1885: J. HOWELL
  • 1886 - 1891: J. HOWELL
  • 1892 - 1892: B. WATKINS
  • 1893 - 1896: A. MONROE
  • 1897 - 1900: J.F. CARD
  • 1901 - 1901: B. WATKINS
  • 1902 - 1904: J. MCDONALD
  • 1905 - 1905: S.S. BARTON
  • 1906 - 1906: J. MCDONALD
  • 1907 - 1907: J. MCDONALD
  • 1908 - 1912: J.D. GODKIN
  • 1913 - 1913: J.F. CARD
  • 1914 - 1914: J.F. CARD
  • 1915 - 1919: P.J. WENSLEY
  • 1920 - 1922: T. ARMSTRONG
  • 1923 - 1928: J. FLAKE
  • 1929 - 1931: J. BROUSE
  • 1932 - 1934: J. FLAKE
  • 1935 - 1951: L. KRING
  • 1952 - 1954: C. ARMSTRONG
  • 1955 - 1955: L. KRING
  • 1956 - 1956: G. KRING
  • 1957 - 1957: C. ARMSTRONG
  • 1958 - 1974: G. KRING
  • 1975 - 1984: WM. FLIELER
  • 1985 - 1997: S. JOHNSTON

Amalgamated in 1998, a now exists as Ward 2 of The Township of North Frontenac.

Reeves of the former Township of Palmerston, North and South CanontoEdit

  • 1896 - 1901: J. MCKENZIE
  • 1902 - 1902: P. WHITE
  • 1903 - 1903: J. MOORE
  • 1904 - 1904: R. WOOD
  • 1905 - 1905: WM. MILLAR
  • 1906 - 1908: D. WOOD
  • 1909 - 1909: WM. DONALDSON
  • 1910 - 1910: D. WOOD
  • 1911 - 1915: WM. DONALDSON
  • 1916 - 1924: D. GEMMILL
  • 1925 - 1932: S.J. SHANKS
  • 1933 - 1949: A.C. RHODES
  • 1950 - 1952: W.B. CAMERON
  • 1953 - 1972: A. TROMBLEY
  • 1973 - 1976: R. RYDER
  • 1977 - 1988: B. SPROULE
  • 1989 - 1991: B. CARNELL
  • 1992 - 1997: B. SPROULE

Amalgamated in 1998, and now exists as Ward 3 of The Township of North Frontenac.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mayor and Councillors of North Frontenac Township". Township of North Frontenac. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  2. ^ a b c d "Census Profile, 2016 Census: North Frontenac, Township". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  8. ^ "North Frontenac census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  9. ^ "County Council". www.frontenaccounty.ca. 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Mayor and Councillors of North Frontenac Township". Northfrontenac.com. December 4, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  11. ^ Armstrong, C.A. (1976). Away Back in Clarendon and Miller. Renfrew, Ontario: General Store Publishing House. p. 104. ISBN 1-894263-97-9.

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