Ansnorveldt, Ontario

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Ansnorveldt
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 44°04′49″N 79°32′24″W / 44.08028°N 79.54000°W / 44.08028; -79.54000
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional Municipality York
Township King
Government
 • Township mayor Steve Pellegrini
 • MP Peter Van Loan
 • MPP Julia Munro
 • Councillor Avia Eek (Ward 6)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Forward sortation area L0G
Area code(s) 905 and 289
NTS Map 031D04
GNBC Code FADHQ

Ansnorveldt is a hamlet located at the northeastern extent of King Township, in Ontario, Canada. It is located in the Holland Marsh, north of Highway 9. Whereas most of King township is in the Oak Ridges—Markham electoral district, Ansnorveldt and all other portions of King north of Highway 9 are part of the York—Simcoe electoral district, represented federally by Peter Van Loan of the Conservative Party of Canada and provincially by Julia Munro of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.

Geography[edit]

Located in the fertile Holland Marsh, the area is considered to be the Breadbasket of Ontario. The Ansnorveldt Wetland Complex, which is a provincially significant wetland area, is located on the edge of the Holland Marsh; its southern extent reaches the northern slopes of the geologically important Oak Ridges Moraine. The wetlands in the complex are hydrologically connected along a discharge zone at the base of the Oak Ridges Moraine.[1]

History[edit]

Ansnorveldt is a contraction of the Dutch "An Snor's Veldt" meaning "On Snor's Field" after John Snorr, a pioneering founder of the area from Netherlands.

On October 15, 1954, Ansnorveldt was affected by Hurricane Hazel. Indeed, the hamlet was inundated with water.[2]

In 2004, Ansnorveldt won the Provincial title of "Communities in Bloom".

Education and culture[edit]

The private Holland Marsh District Christian School, affiliated with the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools, is in the hamlet,[3] as well as a branch of the King Township Public Library.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministry of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Information Centre". Natural Areas Report: ANSNORVELDT WETLAND COMPLEX. Retrieved June 20, 2005. [dead link]
  2. ^ "The Effects of Hazel on Toronto Area Communities - Holland Marsh". Hurricane Hazel. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Holland Marsh District Christian School". Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  4. ^ "Ansnorveldt Library". Location & Hours - Branch Information. King Township Public Library. 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-05. [dead link]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 44°04′49″N 79°32′24″W / 44.08028°N 79.54000°W / 44.08028; -79.54000