Amaranth, Ontario

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Township (lower-tier)
Township of Amaranth
Amaranth within the Dufferin County
Amaranth within the Dufferin County
Coordinates: 43°59′N 80°14′W / 43.983°N 80.233°W / 43.983; -80.233Coordinates: 43°59′N 80°14′W / 43.983°N 80.233°W / 43.983; -80.233
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Dufferin
Incorporated January 2, 1854
 • Mayor Don McIver
 • Federal riding Dufferin—Caledon
 • Prov. riding Dufferin—Caledon
 • Land 264.50 km2 (102.12 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,963
 • Density 15.0/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code L0N 1L0
Area code(s) 519 and 226

Amaranth is a township in Ontario, Canada, with a 2011 population of 3,963. It is named after the plant which grows abundantly within its borders. It is bordered by Mono to the east and East Luther to the west.

The hamlet of Laurel is located on the 5th Line (or County Road 12) and 10th Sideroad (or County Road 10). Laurelwoods Elementary School is located just outside this community, on the 6th Line and 10th Sideroad. The township building is also at this location, and has a park with baseball diamonds and soccer fields on its property.

Amaranth's system of naming roads is similar to that of the Dufferin County townships of Mono and Mulmur, and the Simcoe County townships of Adjala and Tosorontio. The system names roads running parallel to Highway 10 in Amaranth "Lines." Each is assigned a number from the town line westward in sequence. Roads running perpendicular to the Lines are numbered Sideroads, and are numbered using multiples of five ascending northward from County Road 109.

The township encompasses the communities of Amaranth Station, Blacks Corners, Bowling Green, Campania, Crombie, Farmington, Fraxa, Jessopville, Laurel, Laurel Station, Maple Grove, Waldemar and Whittington.


Population trend:[3]

  • Population in 2011: 3,963
  • Population in 2006: 3,845
  • Population in 2001: 3,770 (or 3,736 when adjusted to 2006 boundary)
  • Population in 1996: 3,450
  • Population in 1991: 3,156

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Amaranth community profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census