Gauthier, Ontario

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Gauthier
Township of Gauthier
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Gauthier Community Hall in Dobie
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Gauthier
Location in Ontario
Coordinates: 48°08′45″N79°49′21″W / 48.1458°N 79.8225°W / 48.1458; -79.8225 Coordinates: 48°08′45″N79°49′21″W / 48.1458°N 79.8225°W / 48.1458; -79.8225 [1]
CountryCanada
Province Ontario
Region Northeastern Ontario
District Timiskaming
Government
  TypeTownship
  ReeveMarie Savarie
  Federal riding Timmins—James Bay
  Prov. riding Timiskaming—Cochrane
Area
[2]
  Land88.41 km2 (34.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2016) [2]
  Total138
  Density1.6/km2 (4/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Postal Code
P0K 1B0
Area code(s) 705, 249

Gauthier is a township municipality in Timiskaming District the Northeastern Ontario, Canada. [1] The township had a population of 138 in the Canada 2016 Census. Its main population centre is Dobie, located just north of Ontario Highway 66, 18.5 kilometres (11.5 mi) east of Kirkland Lake. The township has just one other named place, Northlands Park, 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) west of Dobie on Ontario Highway 672 just north of Highway 66. [3] [4]

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History

Dobie housed the miners working the Upper Canada Mines, which produced 4,648,984 ounces of gold before closing in 1971. [5]

Demographics

Canada census – Gauthier, Ontario community profile
2016 2011
Population:138 (12.2% from 2011)123 (-7.5% from 2006)
Land area:88.41 km2 (34.14 sq mi)88.59 km2 (34.20 sq mi)
Population density:1.6/km2 (4.1/sq mi)1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi)
Median age:50.0 (M: 51.5, F: 48.0)45.9 (M: 46.5, F: 45.7)
Total private dwellings:7969
Median household income:$72,576
References: 2016 [6] 2011 [7] earlier [8]
Gauthier, Ontario - Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1986 152    
1991 149−2.0%
1996 152+2.0%
2001 128−15.8%
2006 133+3.9%
2011 123−7.5%
2016 138+12.2%
[9] [10] [2]
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Dobie

Private dwellings, excluding seasonal cottages: 62 (total: 79). [2]

Mother tongue (2006): [11]

Transportation

Gauthier is served by two provincial highways: [12]

The township is traversed in an east–west direction by the Nipissing Central Railway line that runs between Swastika (Ontario) and Rouyn-Noranda (Quebec). The line continues to be operated, as a subsidiary of the Ontario Northland Railway, as a freight spur. [13]

Notable people

Actress Sara Botsford was born in Dobie.

See also

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References

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  2. 1 2 3 4 "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Gauthier, Township". Statistics Canada. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
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  13. "Freight". Ontario Northland . Retrieved 2020-07-08.

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