Minto, Ontario

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Minto
Town (lower-tier)
Town of Minto
Main Street, Harriston
Main Street, Harriston
Motto: "Resolutely To The Goal"
Location of Minto within Wellington County
Location of Minto within Wellington County
Coordinates: 43°55′N 80°52′W / 43.917°N 80.867°W / 43.917; -80.867Coordinates: 43°55′N 80°52′W / 43.917°N 80.867°W / 43.917; -80.867
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Wellington
Formed 1999
Government
 • Mayor George Bridge
 • Deputy Mayor Terry Fisk
 • Federal riding Perth—Wellington
 • Prov. riding Perth—Wellington
Area[1]
 • Land 300.57 km2 (116.05 sq mi)
Elevation 334 m (1,096 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 8,334
 • Density 27.7/km2 (72/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code N0G 2P0
N0G 1Z0
N0G 1M0
Area code(s) 519 and 226
Website www.town.minto.on.ca

Minto is a town in midwestern Ontario, Canada, on the Maitland River in Wellington County. Minto is the eastern terminus of Highway 9. It is named for Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto; 8th Governor General of Canada.

The Town of Minto was formed in 1999 through the amalgamation of the Township of Minto, the Towns of Harriston and Palmerston, along with the Village of Clifford.

Communities[edit]

  • Clifford
  • Cotswold
  • Drew
  • Greenbush
  • Fultons
  • Glenlee
  • Harriston
  • Harriston Junction
  • Minto
  • Palmerston
  • White's Junction — the rail junction for the intersection of White's Road near the town of Minto. The rail has since been removed by the Ontario Government, leaving a clear path which is known as White's Junction Trail.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[2]

  • Population in 2011: 8334 (2006–2011 population change: −2.0 %)
  • Population in 2006: 8504
  • Population in 2001: 8164
  • Population total in 1996: 7854
    • Clifford (village): 775
    • Harriston (town): 2008
    • Minto (township): 2603
    • Palmerston (town): 2468
  • Population in 1991: 7546
    • Clifford (village): 784
    • Harriston (town): 1995
    • Minto (township): 2454
    • Palmerston (town): 2313

Sports[edit]

Education[edit]

Minto's schools are governed by the Upper Grand District School Board.

  • Palmerston Public School (grades JK–8) – mascot: Panda
  • Minto Clifford Central Public School (grades JK–8) – mascot: Bee
  • Norwell District Secondary School (grades 9–12) – mascot: Redmen

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minto, Ontario (Code 3523043) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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