Essa, Ontario

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Essa
Township (lower-tier)
Township of Essa
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Motto: Where Town and Country Meet
Essa is located in Southern Ontario
Essa
Essa
Location of Essa, Ontario
Coordinates: 44°15′N 79°47′W / 44.250°N 79.783°W / 44.250; -79.783Coordinates: 44°15′N 79°47′W / 44.250°N 79.783°W / 44.250; -79.783
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Simcoe
Government
 • Mayor Terry Dowdall
 • Deputy Mayor Sandie MacDonald
 • MPs Kellie Leitch
 • MPPs Jim Wilson
Area[1]
 • Land 280.03 km2 (108.12 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 21,083
 • Density 75.3/km2 (195/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 705
Website Official website
Thornton
Peacekeepers Park, Angus

Essa is a township in Ontario, Canada, west and south of the city of Barrie in Simcoe County. It is bounded by County Road 90 to its north, County Road 27 to its east, and Ontario Highway 89 to its south. The township is about 100 kilometres (62 mi) from Toronto.

Communities[edit]

The main communities of this township are Angus, Thornton, and Baxter. Other small hamlets are Cedargrove, Colwell, Egbert, Elmgrove, Hoe Doe Valley, Ivy, Utopia and West Essa.

Angus is the largest community in Essa Township, and the main access to the neighbouring Canadian Forces Base Borden. It offers services such as Essa Public Library, catholic and public elementary schools, public secondary school, a small shopping centre, many stores, a chamber of commerce and a recreation facility. Angus is located in the northwestern part of Essa township. Located in Essa's municipal Ward 1, the township councillor for Angus is Keith White.

Notable residents[edit]

Politician Helena Guergis, the former Member of Parliament for Simcoe—Grey, resides in Angus.[2] Her cousin David Guergis was Essa's mayor until 2010.[2]

Government[edit]

The mayor as of December 2010 is Terry Dowdall and the deputy mayor is Sandra Macdonald.

Township councillors are Keith White, Mike Smith and Ronald Hederson.

Fire, EMS and police services[edit]

Township of Essa Fire Department is a fire services staffed by full-time chief and deputy chief, with 54 volunteer fire fighters at two stations (Angus and Thornton).[3]

Ambulance service is covered by County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Angus Paramedic Station.

Policing in Essa Township is covered by Ontario Provincial Police Nottawasaga Detachment.

Education[edit]

Essa Township has 4 elementary schools and a high school:

  • Angus Morrison Public School (Angus)

Principal: Pamela Pasmore-Tye

  • Pine River Elementary School (Angus)

Principal: Lorna Howlett Lowe

  • Baxter Central Public School (Baxter)

Principal: Aileen Ross

  • Our Lady of Grace Separate School (Angus)

Principal: Kevin Kuiack

Principal: Jason Pino

These schools are managed by the Simcoe County District School Board and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board.

There are also two French Catholic Schools accessible to Essa residents:

Principal: Joël Dubé

Principal: Christian Lapalme

These schools are managed by the French Catholic School Board, Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud (CSDCCS).

Also on CFB Borden is the French Public School Academie La Pinède (Principal: Simon Biyong-Biyong) managed by the French Public School Board, Conseil Scolaire Viamonde.

Climate[edit]

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Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Essa, Ontario community profile
2011 2006
Population: 18,505 (9.5% from 2006) 16,901 (0.6% from 2001)
Land area: 280.07 km2 (108.14 sq mi) 279.57 km2 (107.94 sq mi)
Population density: 66.1/km2 (171/sq mi) 60.5/km2 (157/sq mi)
Median age: 36.2 (M: 35.8, F: 36.6)
Total private dwellings: 6930 6212
Median household income: $70,531
References: 2011[1] 2006[4] earlier[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Growing Up Guergis: The evolution of a political family", Simcoe Life, Spring 2007.
  3. ^ http://www.essatownship.on.ca/office/municipaldepartments/fire-department
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

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