North Stormont, Ontario

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North Stormont
Township
Township office in Berwick
Township office in Berwick
Motto: A Good Place to Grow...
North Stormont is located in Ontario
North Stormont
North Stormont
Coordinates: 45°13′N 75°00′W / 45.217°N 75.000°W / 45.217; -75.000Coordinates: 45°13′N 75°00′W / 45.217°N 75.000°W / 45.217; -75.000
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
Formed January 1, 1998
Government
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Dennis Fife
 • Deputy Mayor Bill McGimpsey
 • Federal riding Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry
 • Prov. riding Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry
Area[1]
 • Total 515.65 km2 (199.09 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,775
 • Density 13.1/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Daylight (EDT) (UTC-4)
Postal code FSA K0C
Area code(s) 613 and 343
Website www.northstormont.ca

North Stormont is a lower tier township in eastern Ontario, Canada in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. The township was incorporated on January 1, 1998, by amalgamating the former townships of Finch and Roxborough with the independent village of Finch.

Communities[edit]

The township comprises the communities of Avonmore, Berwick, Bloomington, Cahore, Crysler, Dyer, Finch, Glenpayne, Goldfield, Gravel Hill, Lodi, MacDonald Grove, McMillans Corners, Monkland, Moose Creek, Sandringham, Strathmore, Tayside, Tolmies Corners, Valley Corners and Warina.

History[edit]

Early settlement in the area began in 1785 Finch Township was originally part of the Royal Township of Osnabruck, and Roxborough Township was originally part of the Royal Township of Cornwall. Stormont County was created in 1792, and both Finch and Roxborough were separated from their southerly parents in 1798.

The hamlet of Berwick was first settled by four Cockburn brothers from Scotland in the early 19th century. Berwick became the administrative home of municipal government in the former Finch Township, incorporated January 1, 1850.

The New York and Ottawa Railway was built in 1897 and sent up to four daily passenger trains, as well as up to five daily freight trains through Berwick. The first church was built in 1883.

Berwick remains the administrative centre of North Stormont.

Railways[edit]

Crysler is represented by a signpost on the Canadian National Railway line between Montreal and Toronto.

Demographics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "North Stormont 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.