List of villages in Ontario

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A village is a sub-type of municipalities in the Canadian Province of Ontario. A village can have the municipal status of either a single-tier or lower-tier municipality.

Ontario has 11 villages[1] that had a cumulative population of 13,558 and an average population of 1,233 in the 2011 Census.[2] Ontario's largest and smallest villages are Casselman and Thornloe with populations of 3,626 and 123 respectively.[2]

History[edit]

Under the former Municipal Act, 1990, a village was both an urban and a local municipality.[3] Under this former legislation, a locality with a population of 500 or more could have been incorporated as a village by Ontario's Municipal Board upon review of an application from 75 or more residents of the locality.[3]

In the transition to the Municipal Act, 2001, the above designations and requirements were abandoned and, as at December 31, 2002, every village that:[4]

  • "existed and formed part of a county, a regional or district municipality or the County of Oxford for municipal purposes" became a lower-tier municipality yet retained its name as a village; and
  • "existed and did not form part of a county, a regional or district municipality or the County of Oxford for municipal purposes" became a single-tier municipality yet retained its name as a village.

The current legislation also provides lower and single-tier municipalities with the authority to name themselves as "villages", or other former municipal status types such as "cities", "towns" or "townships", or generically as "municipalities".[5]

List[edit]

Village[1][2] Municipal
status[1]
Geographic area[1] Population
(2011)[2]
Population
(2006)[2]
Change
(%)[2]
Area
(km²)[2]
Population
density[2]
Burk's Falls Single-tier Parry Sound 967 893 8.3 3.12 309.9
Casselman Lower-tier Prescott and Russell 3,626 3,275 10.7 5.17 701.5
Hilton Beach Single-tier Algoma 145 172 −15.7 2.46 59
Merrickville-Wolford Lower-tier Leeds and Grenville 2,850 2,867 −0.6 214.49 13.3
Newbury Lower-tier Middlesex 447 439 1.8 1.85 241
Oil Springs Lower-tier Lambton 704 717 −1.8 8.18 86.1
Point Edward Lower-tier Lambton 2,034 2,019 0.7 3.27 622.8
South River Single-tier Parry Sound 1,049 1,069 −1.9 4.04 259.5
Sundridge Single-tier Parry Sound 985 942 4.6 2.23 441.3
Thornloe Single-tier Timiskaming 123 105 17.1 6.49 19
Westport Lower-tier Leeds and Grenville 628 645 −2.6 1.71 366.5
Total 13,558 13,143 3.2 253.01 53.6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "List of Ontario Municipalities". Ontario Municipal Affairs and Housing. September 21, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Ontario)". Statistics Canada. May 28, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M.45". Service Ontario. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, Chapter 25". Service Ontario. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Municipal Councillor's Guide". Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Retrieved June 29, 2013.