|Township of Clearview|
|Motto: Beautiful Landscapes, Friendly People|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Established||January 1, 1994|
|• Mayor||Christopher Vanderkruys|
|• MPs||Kellie Leitch (C)|
|• MPPs||Jim Wilson (PC)|
|• Land||557.44 km2 (215.23 sq mi)|
|Elevation||221 m (725 ft)|
|• Density||24.6/km2 (64/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Eastern Time Zone (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern Time Zone (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|Postal code FSA||L0M|
|Area code(s)||705, 249|
Clearview Township was established on January 1, 1994, when the Town of Stayner, the Village of Creemore and the Townships of Nottawasaga and Sunnidale were amalgamated. The Townships of Nottawasaga and Sunnidale were incorporated in 1851 and 1858, respectively.
Early settlement on the site of Stayner coincided with the construction of a railway line from Toronto, Ontario to Collingwood, Ontario between 1851 and 1855. The community of Stayner, which was originally called Nottawasaga Station, developed into a significant agricultural and lumbering centre. Stayner was incorporated as a village in 1872, and as a Town in 1888. The Village of Creemore was incorporated effective 20 November 1889.
Geography and climate
The township comprises the communities of Avening, Batteaux, Brentwood, Cashtown Corners, Creemore, Dunedin, Duntroon, Glen Huron, Maple Valley, New Lowell, Nottawa, Pretty River Valley, Singhampton, Smithdale, Stayner, Sunnidale, Sunnidale Corners and Websterville.
It borders on the following municipalities:
- North Collingwood, Wasaga Beach
- East Springwater, Essa
- South Adjala-Tosorontio, Mulmur, Melancthon
- West Grey Highlands, The Blue Mountains
As of 2006, compared to Ontario as a whole, Construction, Agriculture, and Manufacturing industries employ a greater than average percentage of the workforce (Business, Finance and Real Estate employ smaller than average). The employment rate was 67.1% (62.8% for Ontario) and the unemployment rate was 4.5% (6.4% for Ontario). 40% of the workforce worked outside the municipality and 13% worked from home.
The well-known Creemore Springs Brewery is located in Creemore.
The Stayner Sun is the township's newspaper of record. It has published continually since 1877. The newspaper is owned by Metroland Media Group.
The administration of the town is divided into the Departments of Finance, Planning and Development, Public Works, an Administration staff as well as the Public Library and Fire Department. All the main administrative buildings of Clearview are located in Stayner.
The 2010 budget for the township is $17,470,379.
Clearview township is served by the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDS) and the French Catholic School Board Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud. A number of schools, although located in other municipalities (specifically Collingwood and Wasaga Beach), have catchment areas that extend into Clearview.
|Byng Public School||Primary||Stayner||SCDSB||Clearview|
|Clearview Meadows Elementary School||Primary||Stayner||SCDSB||Clearview|
|Duntroon Central Public School||Primary||Duntroon||SCDSB||Clearview|
|New Lowell Central Public School||Primary||New Lowell||SCDSB||Clearview|
|Our Lady of the Assumption School||Primary||New Lowell||SMCDS||Clearview|
|Nottawa Elementary School||Primary||Nottawa||SCDSB||Clearview|
|Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School||Primary||Creemore||SCDSB||Clearview|
|St. Mary's School||Primary||Collingwood||SMCDS||Collingwood|
|St. Noel Chabanel||Primary||Wasaga Beach||SMCDS||Wasaga Beach|
|Stayner Collegiate Institute||Secondary||Stayner||SCDSB||Clearview|
|Collingwood Collegiate Institute||Secondary||Collingwood||SCDSB||Collingwood|
|Jean Vanier High School||Secondary||Collingwood||SMCDS||Collingwood|
The Clearview Public Library maintains branches in Stayner, Creemore and New Lowell.
Clearview is served by Collingwood General And Marine Hospital in Collingwood. Policing services are provided by the Huronia West detachment of the OPP out of Wasaga Beach. Fire protection is provided by volunteer fire stations located throughout the township.
There are 2 Arenas (Stayner, Creemore), 3 Baseball Parks (Nottawa, Stayner, with the largest being in New Lowell) and 3 Golf Courses (Duntroon Highlands, Ashton Meadow's Golf Course, Batteaux Creek Golf Club) in Clearview. Devil's Glen Provincial Park and Carruther's Memorial Conservation Area as well as the Mel McKean Memorial Park, Gowan Memorial Park, Ives Park, Kinsmen Participark, and Legion Park are also located there. There is also a small conservation area with a large pond in the village of New Lowell.
- Creemore was one of the original claimants for the location of Ontario's smallest jailhouse. Its jailhouse, with dimensions at 4.5 metres by 6 metres, make it smaller than the other early claimants, Tweed, Ontario and Coboconk; however, others in Rodney, Ontario, Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Providence Bay, Ontario and Berens River are smaller. Today, the jail has been converted into a museum.
- "Clearview". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
- "Clearview census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-07.
- Elevation taken from Google Earth at geographical coordinates, accessed 2014-05-20.
- "Welcome to Clearview Township". Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- Simcoe County By-Law No. 8; 31 August 1850
- Simcoe County By-Law No. 79, 23 June 1858
- http://www.heritagefdn.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_5480_1.html Ontario Heritage Trust Founding of Stayner
- Simcoe County By-Law No. 211, 26 June 1872
- 51 Victoria  Chapter 61
- Simcoe County By-Law No. 466
- "2006 Community Profiles - Community highlights for Clearview". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-07.
- "Town Hall - Staff". Retrieved 2008-06-13.
- "2010 Expenditures" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- "Clearview Township - Fire - Stations". Retrieved 2010-11-28.
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