Britt, Ontario

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Britt as seen across Byng Inlet

Britt is a community in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in the unincorporated township of Wallbridge in the Parry Sound District.

The community is located on the north shore of the Magnetawan River at Byng Inlet, approximately five kilometres west of Highway 69, at the end of Highway 526.

Like its neighbouring community of Byng Inlet on the south shore, Britt was originally a sawmill village, known as Byng Inlet North when the Burton Mill located there in 1880. As the lumber industry in this area had reached its peak, prior to the building of the CPR between 1903 and 1908, the community on the north shore was established as a port for receiving coal, required for the railway's steam locomotives. It was after this, that Byng Inlet North was renamed Britt for Thomas Britt, the CPR Superintendent of Fuels.

The community is not an incorporated municipality, but part of Unorganized Centre Part Parry Sound and is administered by a local services board.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Local Services Boards, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 737. Canadian Legal Information Institute.

Coordinates: 45°47′N 80°32′W / 45.783°N 80.533°W / 45.783; -80.533