Armstrong, Ontario

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Armstrong
Township of Armstrong
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Armstrong
Coordinates: 47°42′40″N79°49′28″W / 47.7111°N 79.8244°W / 47.7111; -79.8244 Coordinates: 47°42′40″N79°49′28″W / 47.7111°N 79.8244°W / 47.7111; -79.8244
CountryCanada
Province Ontario
District Timiskaming
Settled1900
Incorporated1921
Government
  TypeTownship
  MayorJean Marc Boileau
  Governing BodyArmstrong Township Council
   MP Charlie Angus [1]
   MPP John Vanthof [2]
Area
[3]
  Land90.20 km2 (34.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2016) [3]
  Total1,166
  Density12.9/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−05:00 (EST)
  Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Postal code
P0J 1E0
Area code(s) 705 / 249
Website www.armstrongtownship.com OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

Armstrong (2016 Population 1,166) is a township in the Timiskaming District of Ontario. The only population centre in the township is the community of Earlton.

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The township is named after Samuel Armstrong, [4] an Independent member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Parry Sound from 1886 to 1890.

History

Earlton began to be settled in 1900 as a lumber community by pioneers mostly from York County, soon followed by French-speaking farmers who cultivated the flat prairie-like land of the surrounding Great Clay Belt. In 1904, its post office was opened. The postmaster, Edward Albert Brasher, named the community after his son Earl. [4]

In 1921, Armstrong Township was incorporated. [4]

Demographics

Canada census – Armstrong, Ontario community profile
2016 2011
Population:1,166 (-4.1% from 2011)1,216 (5.3% from 2006)
Land area:90.20 km2 (34.83 sq mi)90.33 km2 (34.88 sq mi)
Population density:12.9/km2 (33/sq mi)13.5/km2 (35/sq mi)
Median age:41.2 (M: 40.1, F: 41.9)40.5 (M: 38.9, F: 41.9)
Total private dwellings:521516
Median household income:$65,579
References: 2016 [5] 2011 [6] earlier [7]
Historical census populations – Armstrong, Ontario
YearPop.±%
1986 1,413    
1991 1,394−1.3%
1996 1,398+0.3%
2001 1,223−12.5%
2006 1,155−5.6%
2011 1,216+5.3%
2016 1,166−4.1%
Source: Statistics Canada

Mother tongue: [3]

Economy

Major employers:

The community is renowned for its dairy and cash crop farms.[ citation needed ]

Transportation

Earlton (Timiskaming Regional) Airport is a regional airport located in Earlton, which opened in 1937 as an emergency landing area for Trans-Canada Air Lines. The airport today serves private light aircraft. It was served by NorOntair from 1973 to 1996, and by the Air Defense Command in the 1950s. [9]

Ontario Highway 11 is the major road connecting the community with other areas in Timiskaming and beyond. The retail strip is located along 10th Street North.

See also

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References

  1. "Voter Information Service". Elections Canada . Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  2. "MPP John Vanthof". Elections Ontario . Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  3. 1 2 3 "Armstrong Census Profile". 2016 Census data . Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  4. 1 2 3 "Our Story". www.armstrongtownship.com. Township of Armstrong. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  5. "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census . Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  6. "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census . Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  7. "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census . Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. "Earlton Timber Mart".
  9. "History". Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport. Retrieved July 19, 2019.