Tay Valley, Ontario

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Tay Valley
Township (lower-tier)
Township of Tay Valley
Road sign along Highway 7
Road sign along Highway 7
Tay Valley within Lanark County.
Tay Valley within Lanark County.
Coordinates: 44°52′N 76°23′W / 44.867°N 76.383°W / 44.867; -76.383Coordinates: 44°52′N 76°23′W / 44.867°N 76.383°W / 44.867; -76.383
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Lanark
Incorporated January 1, 1998
Government
 • Type Township
 • Reeve Keith Kerr
 • Gov. Body Tay Valley Township Council
 • Federal riding Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington
 • Prov. riding Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington
Area
 • Land 549.12 km2 (212.02 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,571
 • Density 10.1/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 613
Website www.tayvalleytwp.ca

Tay Valley is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, on the Tay River in Lanark County.

History[edit]

The township was incorporated on January 1, 1998 by amalgamating the former townships of Bathurst, South Sherbrooke and North Burgess. It was originally known as the township of Bathurst Burgess Sherbrooke, but adopted the name of Tay Valley on July 30, 2002. The Canadian Pacific Railway's original mainline (CP Havelock Subdivision) passed through Glen Tay heading west to Havelock then on to Toronto before being abandoned to Tweed in 1973 and to Havelock in 1987. A newer mainline was branched off west of Glen Tay southwest towards Belleville which still handles the CP Rail traffic from Smith Falls to Toronto.

Communities[edit]

The township comprises the communities of Althorpe, Bathurst Station, Bells Corners, Bolingbroke, Bolingbroke Siding, Brooke, Christie Lake, DeWitts Corners, Elliot, Fallbrook, Feldspar, Glen Tay, Harper, Maberly, Playfairville, Pratt Corners, Scotch Line, Stanleyville and Wemyss.

Maberly

Demographics[edit]

Population:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 5571
  • Population in 2006: 5634
  • Population in 2001: 5440
  • Population in 1996:
    • Bathurst Township: 3179
    • North Burgess Township: 1269
    • South Sherbrooke Township: 732
  • Population in 1991:
    • Bathurst Township: 2888
    • North Burgess Township: 1021
    • South Sherbrooke Township: 669

Mother tongue:[2]

  • English as first language: 94.5%
  • French as first language: 3%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 2.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ a b "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census