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Municipality (lower-tier)
Municipality of Morris-Turnberry
Morris-Turnberry is located in Southern Ontario
Location in southern Ontario
Coordinates: 43°51′N 81°15′W / 43.850°N 81.250°W / 43.850; -81.250Coordinates: 43°51′N 81°15′W / 43.850°N 81.250°W / 43.850; -81.250
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Huron
Formed 2001
 • Mayor Paul Gowing
 • Federal riding Huron—Bruce
 • Prov. riding Huron—Bruce
 • Land 376.55 km2 (145.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,413
 • Density 9.1/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code N0G/N0K
Area code(s) 519 and 226

The Municipality of Morris-Turnberry is a municipality in Huron County, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the north portion of Huron County, near the Bruce County border, southeast of Wingham.

It was formed as an amalgamation of the former Morris and Turnberry townships in 2001 in an Ontario-wide local government restructuring imposed by the government of that time. The two former townships now comprise the wards of the amalgamated municipality.

Morris-Turnberry's only significant settlement is Bluevale, located at the junction of Huron Roads 86 and 87 east of Wingham. This is where Elias Disney, father of Walt Disney, was born in 1859. The other communities (Blyth, Belgrave, Brussels and Wingham) are all bordering on neighbouring municipalities.


Population trend:[2]

  • Population in 2011: 3413
  • Population in 2006: 3403
  • Population in 2001: 3499
  • Population total in 1996: 3504
    • Morris (township): 1732
    • Turnberry (township): 1772
  • Population in 1991:
    • Morris (township): 1725
    • Turnberry (township): 1582

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1155 (total dwellings: 1246)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Morris-Turnberry, Ontario (Code 3540050) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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