West Grey, Ontario

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West Grey
Municipality (lower-tier)
Municipality of West Grey
Durham, seat of and largest community in West Grey
Durham, seat of and largest community in West Grey
West Grey is located in Southern Ontario
West Grey
West Grey
Location in southern Ontario
Coordinates: 44°11′N 80°49′W / 44.183°N 80.817°W / 44.183; -80.817Coordinates: 44°11′N 80°49′W / 44.183°N 80.817°W / 44.183; -80.817
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Grey
Formed January 1, 2001
 • Mayor Kevin Eccles
 • Federal riding Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
 • Prov. riding Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
 • Land 876.02 km2 (338.23 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 12,286
 • Density 14.0/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code N0G 1R0
Area code(s) 519 and 226
Website www.westgrey.com

West Grey is a township in western Ontario, Canada, in Grey County spanning across the River Styx, the Rocky Saugeen River, the Beatty Saugeen River, and the South Saugeen River. Unlike most rural communities, West Grey maintains its own police force, the West Grey Police Service.

The municipality was formed on January 1, 2001, when the former Townships of Bentinck, Glenelg, and Normanby, the Village of Neustadt, and the Town of Durham were amalgamated in a county-wide reorganization.


The Municipality of West Grey comprises the communities of Aberdeen, Allan Park, Alsfeldt, Ayton, Barhead, Bentinck, Biemans Corners, Bunessan, Calderwood, Crawford, Durham, Edge Hill, Elmwood, Glen, Glenelg Centre, Habermehl, Hampden, Irish Lake, Lamlash, Lauderbach, Lauriston, Louise, Moltke, Mulock, Nenagh, Neustadt, Pomona, Priceville, Rocky Saugeen, Topcliff, Traverston, Vickers, Waudby and Welbeck.


According to the 2011 Statistics Canada Census:[1]

  • Population: 12,286
  • % Change (2006-2011): 0.7
  • Area (km²): 876.02
  • Density (persons per km²): 14.0
  • Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 4870 (total dwellings: 5488)

Population trend:[2]

  • Population in 2006: 12,193
  • Population in 2001: 11,741
  • Population total in 1996: 11,499
    • Bentinck (township): 3597
    • Durham (town): 2641
    • Glenelg (township): 2136
    • Neustadt (village): 568
    • Normanby (township): 2678
  • Population in 1991:
    • Bentinck (township): 3463
    • Durham (town): 2558
    • Glenelg (township): 1871
    • Neustadt (village): 551
    • Normanby (township): 2797

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "West Grey census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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