Gordon/Barrie Island

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Gordon/Barrie Island
Municipality (single-tier)
Municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island
Highway 540 through Gordon
Highway 540 through Gordon
Gordon/Barrie Island is located in Southern Ontario
Gordon/Barrie Island
Gordon/
Barrie Island
Coordinates: 45°54′N 82°38′W / 45.900°N 82.633°W / 45.900; -82.633Coordinates: 45°54′N 82°38′W / 45.900°N 82.633°W / 45.900; -82.633
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Manitoulin
Formed January 1, 2009
Government
 • Type Township
 • Reeve Lee Hayden
 • Federal riding Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing
 • Prov. riding Algoma—Manitoulin
Area[1]
 • Land 268.14 km2 (103.53 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 526
 • Density 2.0/km2 (5/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code P0P
Area code(s) 705
Website www.gordonbarrieisland.ca

The Municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island is a township in Manitoulin District in north central Ontario, Canada. It was formed on January 1, 2009, upon the amalgamation of the townships of Gordon and Barrie Island.[2]

The township consists of the communities of Advance, Foxey, Ice Lake, Tobacco Lake and Barrie Island. Gordon/Barrie Island also contains three lakes: Nameless Lake, Tobacco Lake and Ice Lake.

Barrie Island[edit]

Barrie Island (45°55′N 82°40′W / 45.917°N 82.667°W / 45.917; -82.667) is about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) wide, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) long, and has a surface area of 79 square kilometres (31 sq mi). It is connected to Manitoulin by Highway 540A, which crosses the water via a causeway at the narrowest part of the strait.

The island has a significant summer recreational population.

John Gordon Lane was born on Barrie Island, the Member of Provincial Parliament for Algoma—Manitoulin from 1971 to 1987.

Barrie Island Welcome Sign

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Gordon/Barrie Island community profile
2011 2006
Population: 526 (14.6% from 2006) 459 (% from 2001)
Land area: 268.14 km2 (103.53 sq mi)
Population density: 2.0/km2 (5.2/sq mi)
Median age:
Total private dwellings: 599
Median household income:
References: 2011[1] 2006[3] earlier[4]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 526
    • Gordon Township: 491
    • Barrie Island Township: 35
  • Population in 2006:
    • Gordon Township: 412
    • Barrie Island Township: 47
  • Population in 2001:
    • Gordon Township: 473
    • Barrie Island Township: 50
  • Population in 1996:
    • Gordon Township: 470 (adjusted for 2001 boundaries)
    • Barrie Island Township: 60
  • Population in 1991:
    • Barrie Island Township: 75

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gordon/Barrie Island census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-22.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "cp2011" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ "Annual changes to census subdivision codes, names and types, between 2006 and 2011, by province and territory, and by year". Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2011. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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