East Luther-Grand Valley

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Town of Grand Valley
Township
Coat of arms of Town of Grand Valley
Coat of arms
Motto: Nature's Playground
East Luther-Grand Valley within the Dufferin County
East Luther-Grand Valley within the Dufferin County
Coordinates: 43°57′N 80°22′W / 43.950°N 80.367°W / 43.950; -80.367Coordinates: 43°57′N 80°22′W / 43.950°N 80.367°W / 43.950; -80.367
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Dufferin
Formed January 1, 1995
Government
 • Mayor John K. Oosterhof
 • Federal riding Dufferin—Caledon
 • Prov. riding Dufferin—Caledon
Area[1]
 • Land 158.23 km2 (61.09 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,726
 • Density 17.2/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code L0N 1G0
Area code(s) 519 and 226
Website www.eastluthergrandvalley.ca

The Town of Grand Valley is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, composed of the former township of East Luther and the former village of Grand Valley. The township is located within Dufferin County, and includes part of the Luther Marsh. The marsh covers over 10,000 acres (40 km²) including Luther Lake. The Grand River is one of the major sites in the town.

Geography[edit]

Town limits[edit]

Communities[edit]

The township comprises the communities of Colbeck, Grand Valley, Leggatt, Monticello, Peepabun, Damascus and Tarbert.

History[edit]

The formation of the town under the name Township of East Luther Grand Valley was a result of an amalgamation effective January 1, 1995 of the Township of East Luther and the Village of Grand Valley. In September 2012, the name was changed to the Town of Grand Valley.[2] Grand Valley was damaged by an F4 tornado on May 31, 1985 that destroyed much of the town's infrastructure, which has since been rebuilt.

Local government[edit]

Town Hall[edit]

Address of Town Hall: 5 Dufferin County Road 25 (Main Street North)

Officials[edit]

  • Mayor: John K. Oosterhof
  • Deputy Mayor: Steve Soloman
  • Councillors:
  1. Elizabeth Taylor
  2. Rick Taylor
  3. Myrna Roberts

Grand Valley B.I.A.[edit]

The Grand Valley B.I.A. is encouraging commerce developments in the town. In an attempt to accommodate new development, the town is in the process of updating the By-laws.

The Grand Valley B.I.A., is the smallest BIA in Ontario.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2006: 2844
  • Population in 2001: 2842
  • Population in 1996: 2773
  • Population in 1991: 2501

Movies filmed in Grand Valley[edit]

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2007) [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "East Luther Grand Valley, Ontario (Code 3522010) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  2. ^ http://www.townofgrandvalley.ca/wp-content/uploads/name-change.pdf
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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