|Town of Shelburne|
|Motto: A people place - A change of pace|
Shelburne within the Dufferin County
|Incorporated||March 22, 1879 (village)|
|Incorporated||December 31, 1976 (town)|
|• Mayor||Kenneth Bennington|
|• Federal riding||Dufferin—Caledon|
|• Prov. riding||Dufferin—Caledon|
|• Land||6.44 km2 (2.49 sq mi)|
|• Density||907.1/km2 (2,349/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Postal code||L0N 1S0|
|Area code(s)||519 and 226|
Shelburne (2014 population 7200) is a town in Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada, located at the intersection of Highway 10 and Highway 89. Shelburne is best known for the Annual Canadian Championship Fiddling Contest that is held each August.
As Melancthon began developing in the late 1840s, the construction of the Toronto-Sydenham Road (now Highway 10) began and led to settlers moving into the Shelburne area in the 1860s. In 1865, William Jelly established the British Canadian Hotel. A post office was built shortly after, named after the Earl of Shelburne. Rapid economic growth followed and the population increased from 70 villagers in 1869 to 750 villagers in 1877, due to the new railways that were built. Shelburne was incorporated as a town in 1977.
According to the 2006 Canada Census:
- Population: 5,149
- 2001 to 2006 Population Change (%): 24.9 (22.2 when 2001 population is adjusted for the boundary change between 2001 and 2006.)
- Number of Dwellings: 1,902
- Density (Population/km²): 798.9
- Land Area (km²): 6.44
|2001 population is 4213 when adjusted for the boundary change that was made between 2001 and 2006.|
|Canada 2006 Census||Population||% of Total Population|
|Visible minority group
|Other visible minority||0||0|
|Total visible minority population||130||2.7|
|Total Aboriginal population||15||0.3|
Major local employers have included automotive part manufacturers Johnson Controls (until 2009) and KTH Manufacturing. Other major manufacturing companies include Ice River Springs and Blue Mountain Plastics. A recently zoned industrial area has been established in the south end of town. Roads have been constructed to provide access to potential industries. The objective of this industrial area is to encourage industrial growth within the town. Shelburne is also home to a small retail sector and many residents commute to Orangeville, Brampton and other centres in the Greater Toronto Area.
Shelburne is part of the Upper Grand District School Board. The town's high school is Centre Dufferin District High School. Elementary schools include Glenbrook Elementary, Hyland Heights Elementary and Centennial Hylands Elementary.
Local government - as of the 2014 Municipal Election
Mayor: Ken Bennington
Deputy Mayor: Geoff Dunlop
The residents of the town are protected by members of the Shelburne Police Service.
- Shelburne Muskies - WOAA Senior AA Hockey League
- Shelburne Red Wings - Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
- Eric Nagler- Singer, Actor.
- "Shelburne, Ontario (Code 3522021) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
- "Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Contest". Shelburnefiddlecontest.on.ca. Retrieved 2012-05-28.
- "Shelburne, Ontario (Code3522021) community profile". 2006 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
- "Shelburne, Ontario (Code 3522021)". Aboriginal Population Profile 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
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