Dundalk, Ontario

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Dundalk, Ontario
Village
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Coordinates: 44°10′09″N 80°23′31″W / 44.169246°N 80.391989°W / 44.169246; -80.391989Coordinates: 44°10′09″N 80°23′31″W / 44.169246°N 80.391989°W / 44.169246; -80.391989
Country  Canada
Province Ontario
County Grey
Municipality Southgate
Incorporated 1887
Government
 • Mayor Brian Milne
Elevation 529 m (1,736 ft)
Population (2011)Statistics Canada Community Profiles
 • Total 1,988
 • Density 964.3/km2 (2,498/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span N0C
Website [1]

Dundalk (named after Dundalk in Ireland), originally called McDowell's Corners, was incorporated as a village in 1887, and on January 1, 2000, was amalgamated with the Township of Proton and the Township of Egremont to form the Township of Southgate, located in the southeast corner of Grey County. The mayor of Southgate is Brian Milne.[1] Dundalk services the surrounding agricultural area and also has a few small manufacturing plants. Dundalk has the highest elevation of any populated place in southern Ontario at 526m (1,735 feet). A rail line that used to pass through Dundalk is now removed, but its roadbed has become a multi-use trail[2] sponsored by the federal government.

Dundalk has a population of 1,988, according to Statistics Canada 2011 Census Profile.[3]

Community[edit]

Dundalk's schools are: Proton Community School (K-3),[4] and Highpoint Community School (4-8).[5] Most students who graduate from Highpoint continue their education at Grey Highlands Secondary School.[6]

Dundalk is home to an arena and community centre located at 550 Main St. E. The community centre provides facilities for lacrosse, hockey and skating and can accommodate banquet seating up to 250 people. Dundalk also houses a new library, Southgate Ruth Harvgrave Memorial Library, located at 80 Proton St. N, in the Southgate Community Services Building.[7]

Dundalk and the surrounding area is served by a local newspaper, the Dundalk Herald which was purchased in the 1960s by its present owners' parents, Walter and Phylis Walls. The Dundalk Herald is one of the last independently owned newspapers in the area.[8]

Religion[edit]

Dundalk has churches representing Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant denominations.

Location[edit]

125 kilometres NW from Toronto.[9]

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