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Blyth is a community in the municipality of North Huron, Huron County, Ontario, Canada. It is located southwest of the town of Wingham on Huron Road 4, west of Walton on Huron County Road 25 and geographically south of the town of Lucknow. It is the center for an annual drama festival called the Blyth Festival (at the Blyth Festival Theatre). Since its inception in 1975, it has premiered 100 Canadian plays. Plays developed at the Blyth Festival have won Governor General 's Awards and a number of Chalmers Awards. It plays to audiences of between forty and fifty thousand annually.
By 1869, Blyth was a village with a population of 350 in the Townships of Morris and Wawanosh County, Huron. The improved land in vicinity averaged $30 per acre.
The community was founded in 1877 and amalgamated into North Huron in 2001. Many of its buildings still retain a Cape Dutch style of detailing that was popular after the Boer War. Locals pronounce the name of their town like "bly-eth" rather than "blithe".
In 2001, Blyth won the Communities in Bloom National Award in the category of 1 to 1000 population. This award recognizes civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on enhancing green spaces in communities.
The local radio stations are AM920, 101.7 The One and 94.5 The Bull - www.cknxradio.com
- The province of Ontario gazetteer and directory. H. McEvoy Editor and Compiler, Toronto : Robertson & Cook, Publishers, 1869
- "Grey-Bruce Bus Schedule". Grey Bruce Air Bus. Retrieved 2007-04-18.[dead link]
- The Settlement Of Huron County, by James Scott.
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