East Ferris

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East Ferris
Township of East Ferris
East Ferris is located in Ontario
East Ferris
East Ferris
Coordinates: 46°16′N 79°18′W / 46.267°N 79.300°W / 46.267; -79.300Coordinates: 46°16′N 79°18′W / 46.267°N 79.300°W / 46.267; -79.300
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Settled1885 (Astorville)
1897 (Corbeil)
 • MayorPauline Rochefort
 • Governing BodyEast Ferris Municipal Council
 • MPAnthony Rota (L)
 • MPPVic Fedeli (PC)
 • Total155.17 km2 (59.91 sq mi)
 • Total4,750
 • Density30.6/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
P0H 1B0 (Astorville)
P0H 1K0 (Corbeil)
Area code(s)705
Astorville on Lake Nosbonsing

East Ferris is a township in northeastern Ontario, Canada located between Trout Lake and Lake Nosbonsing in the District of Nipissing. West Ferris has long been annexed into the city of North Bay.


The main communities within East Ferris are Astorville and Corbeil. There are also smaller residential areas in the township, known as Derland Road and Lake Nosbonsing.

In July 2005, Astorville hosted the first Northern Ontario Ball Hockey Championship.[3][4] In November 2005, Astorville was one of nine communities that voted on whether to accept private funding for a health centre.[5]

Corbeil is located on the La Vase River, at a turn in Highway 94 south of its terminus at Highway 17. The township's municipal office and fire station is located in Corbeil on Highway 94 south of Voyer Road.


Many residents who live in East Ferris, commute back and forth to the City of North Bay for work and for shopping.


The township's public library is located in Astorville.

The township holds an annual winter carnival, as well as town picnics in the summer.

Astorville is home to the Nosbonsing Curling Club.

Notable people[edit]

Canadian cartoonist Lynn Johnston lived and worked in Corbeil until she moved to North Vancouver in 2015.

The Dionne quintuplets were born on a farm near Corbeil. Corbeil was also the home of Marie-Louise Meilleur, a supercentenarian who was 117 years old when she died in 1998. She was the oldest living person in the world for the eight months preceding her death, and remains both the oldest verified person in Canadian history and the fourth oldest verified person in the world. She lived at the Nipissing Manor Nursing Home, which was once the mansion that housed the Dionne sisters.


Canada census – East Ferris community profile
2016 2011
Population: 4,750 (-0.3% from 2011) 4,766 (% from 2006)
Land area: 155.17 km2 (59.91 sq mi) 155.03 km2 (59.86 sq mi)
Population density: 30.6/km2 (79/sq mi) 30.7/km2 (80/sq mi)
Median age: 47.8 (M: 47.8, F: 47.9)
Total private dwellings: 2,084 2,081
Median household income: $92,199
References: 2016[6] 2011[7] earlier[8]

In the 2011 Census, Statistics Canada originally reported that the Township of East Ferris had a population of 4,512 living in 1,699 of its 1,883 total dwellings, a 1.8% change from its 2006 population of 4,228.[1] Statistics Canada subsequently amended the 2011 census results to a population of 4,766 living in 1,802 of its 2,081 total dwellings, a 12.7% change from 2006.[9] With a land area of 155.03 km2 (59.86 sq mi), it had a population density of 30.742/km2 (79.623/sq mi) in 2011.[1][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Ontario)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
  2. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census: East Ferris, Municipality". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "Northern ball hockey championship planned," North Bay Nugget, May 3, 2005, pg. B.6.
  4. ^ "Ball hockey tournament entry deadline Friday," North Bay Nugget, July 7, 2005, pg. C.2.
  5. ^ Brandi Cramer, "Plebiscite draws thousands- organizer," North Bay Nugget, November 21, 2005, pg. A.1.Fro.
  6. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  7. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013.
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Corrections and updates". Statistics Canada. 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2012-10-12.

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