Huron Shores

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Huron Shores
Municipality (single-tier)
Municipality of Huron Shores
Municipal building in Iron Bridge
Municipal building in Iron Bridge
Huron Shores is located in Ontario
Huron Shores
Huron Shores
Coordinates: 46°17′N 83°12′W / 46.283°N 83.200°W / 46.283; -83.200Coordinates: 46°17′N 83°12′W / 46.283°N 83.200°W / 46.283; -83.200
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Algoma
Established 1999
 • Type Town
 • Mayor Gil Reeves
 • MP Carol Hughes (NDP)
 • MPP Michael Mantha (NDP)
 • Land 455.59 km2 (175.90 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,723
 • Density 3.8/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code P0R 1H0
Area code(s) 705
Highway 17 and bridge over the Mississagi River in Iron Bridge.

Huron Shores is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located along the North Channel of Lake Huron in the Algoma District.

The municipality was created in 1999 through the amalgamation of the former townships of Thessalon, Thompson, and Day and Bright Additional, and the former village of Iron Bridge. The town of Thessalon, although surrounded by Huron Shores, is not part of the township.

The township's current mayor is Gil Reeves, who succeeded Ted Linley in the 2010 municipal election.


The main communities in the township are Iron Bridge, Sowerby and Little Rapids. Smaller communities include Ansonia, Day Mills, Dayton, Dean Lake, Eley, Livingstone, Livingstone Creek, Maple Ridge, Nestorville, Sherwood and Sunset Beach.

Originally named Tally-Ho for the call that the lumberjacks would make upon reaching a trading post, Iron Bridge was renamed in the early 1900s after the bridge built over the nearby Mississagi River. Its most notable tourist attractions are its snowmobile trails, nearby wilderness areas for hunting and fishing, and the Voyageur Hiking Trail which passes through the town of Iron Bridge.

As a formerly independent village, Iron Bridge retains the status of designated place in Canadian censuses. It had a population of 632 in the Canada 2011 Census, up from 614 in the 2006 census.[2]



  • Population in 2011: 1723
  • Population in 2006: 1696
  • Population in 2001: 1794
  • Population total in 1996: 1877
    • Day and Bright Additional: 217
    • Iron Bridge: 777
    • Thessalon: 758
    • Thompson: 125
  • Population in 1991:
    • Day and Bright Additional: 249
    • Iron Bridge: 823
    • Thessalon: 771
    • Thompson: 119


  • English as first language: 93.5%
  • French as first language: 2.4%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 4.1%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Huron Shores census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Iron Bridge, Ontario census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  4. ^ a b "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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