Thorah Township is a former municipality that today is a geographic township in the municipality of Brock, Regional Municipality of Durham in Central Ontario, Canada.
Brock is a township in the Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario, Canada. Brock Township is also a former municipality and geographic township prior to the amalgamation that formed the current municipality.
The Regional Municipality of Durham, informally referred to as Durham Region, is a regional municipality located in the Golden Horseshoe of Southern Ontario, east of Toronto and the Regional Municipality of York, forming the east end of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area. It has an area of approximately 2,500 square kilometres. The regional government is headquartered in Whitby.
Central Ontario is a secondary region of Southern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario that lies between Georgian Bay and the eastern end of Lake Ontario.
The township was established as part of York County in 1820. The origin of the name is unclear; it may have been named for the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, known to those in the Jewish Faith as the Torah. The Township was incorporated in 1850 and transferred to Ontario County upon its formation in 1852. The Village of Beaverton, originally part of the township, was incorporated as a separate municipality in 1884.
York County is a historic county in Upper Canada, Canada West, and the Canadian province of Ontario. It was organized by the Upper Canada administration from the lands of the Toronto Purchase and others.
The Bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures. Varying parts of the Bible are considered to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans by Christians, Jews, Samaritans, and Rastafarians.
Torah has a range of meanings. It can most specifically mean the first five books (Pentateuch) of the 24 books of the Tanakh, and is usually printed with the rabbinic commentaries. It can mean the continued narrative from the Book of Genesis to the end of the Tanakh (Malachi), and it can even mean the totality of Jewish teaching, culture and practice, whether derived from biblical texts or later rabbinic writings. Common to all these meanings, Torah consists of the origin of Jewish peoplehood: their call into being by God, their trials and tribulations, and their covenant with their God, which involves following a way of life embodied in a set of moral and religious obligations and civil laws.
Part of the Trent-Severn Waterway was constructed through the northern portion of the Township and opened in 1907.
With the creation of Durham Region in 1974, Thorah was amalgamated with then-Brock Township and the Villages of Beaverton and Cannington to create an expanded Township of Brock.
Cannington is a community located in Brock Township, Durham Region, Ontario, Canada. The town is on the Beaver River.
Beaverton is a community in Brock Township in the Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario, Canada.
Thorah Island is a lake island located in the southeast portion of Lake Simcoe, approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west from Beaverton in Ontario, Canada. The island, part of Brock Township, is approximately 1,450 acres (6 km²) in size and the land is divided mainly between wooded and wooded-swamp terrain. Some land has been cleared for farming and recreational purposes but much of the agricultural land has fallen into disuse and has grown over. Centre Road runs from the east side of the island to the west side but is not much more than a dirt path. A small harbour exists on the east side of the island, directly across from Beaverton Harbour. There are several sandy beaches on the west side of the island, but most of the island's shore is rocky.
The Municipality of Marmora and Lake is nestled along the banks of Crowe River and Beaver Creek. A picturesque municipality, home to more than 4,000 full time and seasonal residents many of whom enjoy outdoor recreation and relaxation on Crowe Lake. Midway between Toronto and Ottawa on provincial highway 7 in beautiful Hastings County in Central Ontario, Canada.
Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock is a federal electoral district in central Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968.
The Talbot River is a river in the Great Lakes Basin in Central Ontario, Canada which flows from Mitchell Lake to Lake Simcoe and forms the border between Simcoe County to the north and the Regional Municipality of Durham to the south from the river mouth to the edge of their border with the city of Kawartha Lakes at the east.
Ontario County was the name of two historic counties in the Canadian province of Ontario.
Toronto Township is a former municipality that is a geographic township in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It is directly to the west of the city of Toronto, and comprises land that makes up the majority of present-day Mississauga.
King's Highway 48, also known as Highway 48, is a provincially maintained highway in southern Ontario that extends from Major Mackenzie Drive in Markham, through Whitchurch-Stouffville and East Gwillimbury, to Highway 12 south-east of Beaverton. The route is generally rural and straight, passing near several communities within the Regional Municipality of York. The route is 65.2 kilometres (40.5 mi) long. Most part of the road has a speed limit of 80 km/h (50 mph), except within town limits, where the speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h (37 mph) or 50 km/h (31 mph).
Ontario North was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1925. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867.
King's Highway 12, commonly referred to as Highway 12 and historically known as the Whitby and Sturgeon Bay Road, is a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. The highway connects the eastern end of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with Kawartha Lakes, Orillia and Midland before ending at Highway 93. It forms the Central Ontario Route of the Trans-Canada Highway system from north of Sunderland to Coldwater. Highway 12 connects several small towns along its 146 km (91 mi) route, and bypasses a short distance from many others. It is signed as a north–south route between Whitby and Orillia, and as an east–west route from there to Midland. The rural portions of the highway feature a posted speed limit of 80 km/h (50 mph), often dropping to 50 km/h (31 mph) through built-up areas. The entire route is patrolled by the Ontario Provincial Police.
Chinguacousy Township is a former municipality and geographic township in Peel County, Ontario. In 1973, when Peel County became the Regional Municipality of Peel, it was split in half, with the northern half becoming part of the town of Caledon, and the southern half, along with the township of Toronto Gore, joining the town of Brampton.
Whitby Township is a geographic township and former municipality in what was Ontario County, Ontario, Canada. It is now part of the Town of Whitby.
Scott, Ontario is a geographic township and former municipality located in what was Ontario County, Ontario, Canada. It is now part of the Township of Uxbridge.
Seymour is a former incorporated township and now a geographic township located in Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada. It is currently part of the Municipality of Trent Hills.
Percy, Ontario was a former incorporated township and now a geographic township located in Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada. It is currently part of the Municipality of Trent Hills.
The Township of Fenelon was a municipality and incorporated township located in the centre of the former Victoria County. It is now a geographic township within the city of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada. The township was named after François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon (missionary) (1641-79) who was a missionary in New France, establishing a mission on the Bay of Quinte.
Fox Island is one of the islands that are located in Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. The island is part of the Georgina township alongside the other three islands in Georgina.
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.
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