North Glengarry, Ontario

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North Glengarry
Township
Maxville
Maxville
North Glengarry is located in Southern Ontario
North Glengarry
North Glengarry
Coordinates: 45°20′N 74°44′W / 45.333°N 74.733°W / 45.333; -74.733Coordinates: 45°20′N 74°44′W / 45.333°N 74.733°W / 45.333; -74.733
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
Settled 1792
Incorporated 1998
Government
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Chris McDonell
 • Federal riding Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
 • Prov. riding Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Area[1]
 • Land 643.69 km2 (248.53 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 10,251
 • Density 15.9/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code FSA K0C
Area code(s) 613
Website www.northglengarry.ca
Alexandria

North Glengarry is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. It is a predominantly rural area located between Ottawa-Gatineau, Montreal and Cornwall-Massena.

The current township of North Glengarry was created on 1 January 1998, by amalgamating the former townships of Kenyon and Lochiel with the villages of Maxville and Alexandria.

Communities[edit]

The township comprises the urban community of Alexandria (population 3,287) and the rural communities of Apple Hill, Athol, Baltic Corners, Breadalbane, Brodie, Dalkeith, Dominionville, Dornie, Dunvegan, Fairview, Fassifern, Fiskes Corners, Glen Robertson, Glen Sandfield, Greenfield, Guaytown, Kirkhill, Laggan, Lochiel, Lochinvar, Lorne, Maxville (population 853), McCormick, McCrimmon, Pine Grove, St. Elmo, and Stewarts Glen.

The community of Skye is located on the boundary between North Glengarry and The Nation.

Alexandria is served five or six times a day by the Montreal-Ottawa Via Rail trains which almost all stop there, in each direction.

History[edit]

The area was originally settled in 1792 as part of the historic Glengarry County in which many Scottish emigrants settled from all over the Scottish Highlands due to the Highland Clearances. This first wave of heavy migration lasted till 1816, emigration still continued afterwards into the early 20th century but in a slower manner. Many of these emigrants came from the Inverness-shire area of Scotland specifically. Canadian Gaelic / Scottish Gaelic has been a spoken language in the area for over four centuries. Kenyon, which was part of Charlottenburgh Township until 1798, was named for British judge and politician Lloyd Kenyon, 1st Baron Kenyon, and Lochiel, which was part of Lancaster Township until 1818, was named for the Lochiels of Clan Cameron.

Development in the region was significantly spurred by the development of a railway link between Ottawa and Montreal in the early 1880s. Maxville, Alexandria and Glen Robertson, in particular, became key railway hubs for farmers in the area.

Maxville was first incorporated as a village separate from Kenyon Township in 1892, and Alexandria was separated from Lochiel Township in the early 1900s.

Culture[edit]

Massed bands at the Glengarry Highland Games

Maxville (population 853) hosts the annual Glengarry Highland Games, one of North America's largest festivals of Scottish culture, on the first long weekend in August.

Maxville hosts a country fair at the end of June that include a classic and new automobile show, homecraft prizes, Western performances, a holstein show including 4-H showmanship, a hunter horse and hunter pony show, a talent show, a midway, laser tag and a demolition derby.

Sport[edit]

The Alexandria Glens of the Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey League play out of the Glengarry Sports Palace (Billy Gebbie Arena) in Alexandria.

The Glens won the 2007 EOJBHL Championship, defeating the Gatineau Mustangs in 7 games in the final. This marks the first time a team outside of the Metro Division of EOJBHL has won the Carson Trophy as league champions in over half a decade. This marks the Glens first Junior "B" Championship.

The Glens won the 2008 EOJBHL Championship, defeating the Ottawa West Golden Knights in 6 games in the final. This marks the first time a team the St-Lawrence Division has won the Carson Trophy back to back as league champions. This marks the Glens Second Junior "B" Championship.

The Maxville Mustangs of the Eastern Ontario Junior C Hockey League used to play in Maxville.

Demographics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "North Glengarry census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  3. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 

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