List of township municipalities in Ontario

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Ontario has 200 township municipalities of which 115 are lower-tier municipalities and 85 are single-tier municipalities Ontario Township Municipalities.png
Ontario has 200 township municipalities of which 115 are lower-tier municipalities and 85 are single-tier municipalities

A township is a type of municipality in the Canadian province of Ontario. They can have either single-tier status or lower-tier status.

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Ontario has 200 townships [1] that had a cumulative population of 990,396 and an average population of 4,952 in the 2011 Census. [2] Ontario's largest and smallest townships are Centre Wellington and Cockburn Island with populations of 26,693 and 0 [N 1] respectively. [2]

History

Under the former Municipal Act, 1990, a township was a type of local municipality. [4] Under this former legislation, a locality with a population of 1,000 or more could have been incorporated as a township by Ontario's Municipal Board upon review of an application from 75 or more residents of the locality. [4] It also provided that a township could include "a union of townships and a municipality composed of two or more townships". [4]

In the transition to the Municipal Act, 2001, these requirements were abandoned and, as at December 31, 2002, every township that: [5]

The current legislation also provides lower and single-tier municipalities with the authority to name themselves as "townships", or other former municipal status types such as "cities", "towns" or "villages", or generically as "municipalities". [6]

Township municipalities in Ontario

Former township municipalities

Former townshipChange dateChange eventCurrent statusRemarks
Barrie Island [8] January 1, 2009DissolutionAmalgamated into Gordon/Barrie Island
Dack [9] January 1, 2003DissolutionAmalgamated into Charlton and Dack
Delhi [10] January 1, 2001DissolutionAmalgamated into Norfolk County
Dymond [9] January 1, 2004DissolutionAmalgamated into Temiskaming Shores
Glanbrook [11] January 1, 2001DissolutionAmalgamated into Hamilton
Gordon [8] January 1, 2009DissolutionAmalgamated into Gordon/Barrie Island
Goulbourn [12] January 1, 2001DissolutionAmalgamated into Ottawa
Marmora and Lake [9] March 14, 2001Status changeMunicipality
Michipicoten [8] June 5, 2007Status and name changeMunicipalityName changed to Wawa
Norfolk [10] January 1, 2001DissolutionAmalgamated into Norfolk County
North Grenville [9] July 14, 2003Status changeMunicipality
North Himsworth [9] June 2, 2002Status and name changeMunicipalityNamed changed to Callander
Osgoode [12] January 1, 2001DissolutionAmalgamated into Ottawa
Rideau [12] January 1, 2001DissolutionAmalgamated into Ottawa
Shedden [9] October 1, 2004Status and name changeTownName changed to Spanish
Shuniah [13] January 2, 2011Status changeMunicipality
West Carleton [12] January 1, 2001DissolutionAmalgamated into Ottawa
West Grey [9] December 2, 2002Status changeMunicipality

See also

Notes

  1. Actual population may not be 0 as Statistics Canada, to protect privacy, rounds population to the nearest 5 in the event a geographic area's actual population is less than 15. [3]

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  12. 1 2 3 4 "City of Ottawa Act, 1999, S.O. 1999, Chapter 14, Schedule E". Service Ontario/Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
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