Malahide, Ontario

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Malahide
Township (lower-tier)
Township of Malahide
Malahide is located in Ontario
Malahide
Malahide
Coordinates: 42°47′34″N 80°56′10″W / 42.79278°N 80.93611°W / 42.79278; -80.93611Coordinates: 42°47′34″N 80°56′10″W / 42.79278°N 80.93611°W / 42.79278; -80.93611
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Elgin
Settled 1810
Incorporated 1998 (current form)
Government
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Dave Mennill
 • Federal riding Elgin—Middlesex—London
 • Prov. riding Elgin—Middlesex—London
Area[1]
 • Land 395.08 km2 (152.54 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 9,146
 • Density 23.2/km2 (60/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span N0L
Area code(s) 519 and 226
Website malahide.ca

Malahide (Canada 2006 Census population 8,828) is a township in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.

History[edit]

Malahide Township was named for Malahide Castle in Malahide, Ireland, birthplace of land grant administrator Colonel Thomas Talbot in 1810. The village of Springfield was incorporated as a separate municipality in 1878.

The current municipality was formed in 1998 through an amalgamation of the original Township of Malahide, the former Township of South Dorchester and the former Village of Springfield.

The Ontario Police College is located in Malahide, at the site of the former Royal Canadian Air Force Station Aylmer, a training facility.


Communities[edit]

The township comprises the communities of Candyville, Crossley-Hunter, Copenhagen, Dunboyne, Fairview, Glencolin, Grovesend, Jaffa, Kingsmill, Lakeview, Little Aylmer, Luton, Lyons, Mile Corner, Mount Salem, Mount Vernon, Ormond Beach, Orwell, Port Bruce, Seville, Springfield, Summers Corners and Waneeta Beach.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[3]

  • Population in 2006: 8828
  • Population in 2001: 8809 (or 8777 when adjusted to 2006 boundaries)
  • Population total in 1996: 8891
    • Malahide (township): 6255
    • South Dorchester (township): 1889
    • Springfield (village): 741
  • Population in 1991:
    • Malahide (township): 6000
    • South Dorchester (township): 1887
    • Springfield (village): 627

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Malahide census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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