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Township of Douro-Dummer
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Coordinates: 44°27′N78°06′W / 44.450°N 78.100°W / 44.450; -78.100 Coordinates: 44°27′N78°06′W / 44.450°N 78.100°W / 44.450; -78.100
CountryFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
ProvinceFlag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
County Peterborough
FormedJanuary 1, 1998
  MayorHeather Watson
  Federal riding Peterborough—Kawartha
  Prov. riding Peterborough—Kawartha
  Land458.95 km2 (177.20 sq mi)
 (2016) [1]
  Density14.6/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Codes
K0L 1S0, K0L 2C0, K0L 2H0, K0L 3A0 & K0L 3G0
Area code(s) 705, 249
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Warsaw Caves, Ontario

Douro-Dummer is a township in central-eastern Ontario, Canada, in Peterborough County along the Trent-Severn Waterway. It was formed on January 1, 1998, through the amalgamation of Douro and Dummer Townships.


The township is the site of drumlins known as the Drumlins of Douro, and home of the Warsaw Caves (near the community of Warsaw).

Douro's general store was run by the same family since 1896, Patrick George Towns after moving the store opened in his hometown Peterborough in 1892; however, it closed its doors for the last time in Sunday, September 4, 2016. [2] It was reopened as Towns and Leahy Merchantile and Deli in 2017, but it was destroyed by a fire in 2018. [3]

Local government

Douro-Dummer is governed by a mayor, deputy-mayor and three councillors. As of the 2018 election, the elected council members are:

Mayor: Heather Watson

Deputy Mayor: Harold Nelson

Councillor at Large: Thomas G. Watt



The township comprises the communities of:


In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Douro-Dummer had a population of 7,632 living in 2,925 of its 3,601 total private dwellings, a change of 13.8% from its 2016 population of 6,709. With a land area of 459.46 km2 (177.40 sq mi), it had a population density of 16.6/km2 (43.0/sq mi) in 2021. [4]

Canada census – Douro-Dummer community profile
2021 2016 2011
Population7,632 (+13.8% from 2016)6,709 (-1.4% from 2011)6,805 (-2.1% from 2006)
Land area459.46 km2 (177.40 sq mi)458.95 km2 (177.20 sq mi)458.98 km2 (177.21 sq mi)
Population density16.6/km2 (43/sq mi)14.6/km2 (38/sq mi)14.8/km2 (38/sq mi)
Median age48.4 (M: 48, F: 48.8)45.5 (M: 45.3, F: 45.7)
Total private dwellings2,9253,4343,110
Median household income$80,352
References: 2021 [5] 2016 [6] 2011 [7] earlier [8] [9]
Douro-Dummer historical populations
1996 6,724    
2001 6,652−1.1%
2006 6,954+4.5%
2011 6,805−2.1%
2016 6,709−1.4%
[10] [7] [1]

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