The Blue Mountains, Ontario

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The Blue Mountains
Town (lower-tier)
Town of The Blue Mountains
Thornbury harbour from the Royal Harbour Resort
Thornbury harbour from the Royal Harbour Resort
The Blue Mountains is located in Ontario
The Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains
Coordinates: 44°29′N 80°23′W / 44.483°N 80.383°W / 44.483; -80.383Coordinates: 44°29′N 80°23′W / 44.483°N 80.383°W / 44.483; -80.383
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Grey
Formed January 1, 2001
Government
 • Mayor John F. McKean
 • Federal riding Simcoe—Grey
 • Prov. riding Simcoe—Grey
Area[1]
 • Land 287.23 km2 (110.90 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,453
 • Density 22.5/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code N0H 2P0
Area code(s) 519 and 226
Website www.thebluemountains.ca

The Blue Mountains is a town in Grey County, southwestern Ontario, Canada, located where the Beaver River flows into Nottawasaga Bay. It is named for the Blue Mountain, and hence the economy of the town is centred on tourism, particularly on the Blue Mountain ski resort and the private Craigleith and Alpine Ski Clubs.

The town was formed on January 1, 2001, when the Town of Thornbury was amalgamated with the Township of Collingwood. Thornbury is home to the architecturally unique L.E. Shore Memorial Library, named after the founding partner of the architectural practice of Shore Tilbe Irwin + Partners, and designed by the firm.

The Bruce Trail passes through sections of the town. The Kolapore area for mountain biking and cross-country skiing, Metcalfe Rock which is popular with rock climbers as well as the Duncan Crevice Caves Nature Reserve are in the area as well.

During the Southern Ontario Tornado Outbreak of 2009, a tornado passed through the Blue Mountains area on August 20. The F2 tornado passed by Thornbury and hit Craigleith before moving out onto Georgian Bay.

Communities[edit]

The primary population centre is Thornbury. Additionally the town's territory also includes the communities of Banks, Camperdown, Castle Glen Estates, Christie Beach, Clarksburg, Craigleith, Duncan, Gibraltar, Heathcote, Kolapore, Little Germany, Lora Bay, Loree, Ravenna, Red Wing, Slabtown, and Victoria Corners.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population total in 1996: 5667
    • Collingwood (township): 3904
    • Thornbury (town): 1763
  • Population in 1991:
    • Collingwood (township): 3390
    • Thornbury (town): 1646
Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1991 5,036 —    
1996 5,667 +12.5%
2001 6,116 +7.9%
2006 6,825 +11.6%
2011 6,453 −5.5%
Canada 2006 Census Population  % of Total Population
Visible minority group
Source:[5]
South Asian 0 0
Chinese 15 0.2
Black 20 0.3
Filipino 0 0
Latin American 0 0
Southeast Asian 0 0
Other visible minority 20 0.3
Total visible minority population 55 0.8
Aboriginal group
Source:[5]
First Nations 0 0
Métis 15 0.2
Inuit 0 0
Total Aboriginal population 15 0.2
White 6,675 98.9
Total population 6,750 100

Notable residents[edit]

Images[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Blue Mountains census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  3. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  5. ^ a b "Pickering, Ontario (City) Census Subdivision". Community Profiles, Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. 

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