McKellar, Ontario

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McKellar
Township (single-tier)
Township of McKellar
McKellar ON 1.JPG
McKellar is located in Southern Ontario
McKellar
McKellar
Coordinates: 45°29′N 79°51′W / 45.483°N 79.850°W / 45.483; -79.850Coordinates: 45°29′N 79°51′W / 45.483°N 79.850°W / 45.483; -79.850
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Parry Sound
Settled ca. 1870
Incorporated 1873
Government
 • Type Township
 • Reeve Peter Hopkins
 • Federal riding Parry Sound—Muskoka
 • Prov. riding Parry Sound—Muskoka
Area[1]
 • Land 181.12 km2 (69.93 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,144
 • Density 6.3/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code P0G 1C0
Area code(s) 705
Website www.township.mckellar.
on.ca

McKellar is a township and census subdivision in Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada. Per the 2011 Census, it has a population of 1144.

McKellar is named for Archibald McKellar (1816-1894), a member of the legislative assemblies for the province of Canada (1857-1867) and Ontario (1867-1875).

Communities[edit]

McKellar is also the primary and largest community within the township, located along Provincial Highway 124. It was originally known as Armstrong's Rapids, but the name McKellar was given when the post office opened in the community in 1870.

Other population centres within the township are:

  • Broadbent
  • Hurdville

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[2]

  • Population in 2011: 1144 (2006 to 2011 population change: 5.9%)
  • Population in 2006: 1080
  • Population in 2001: 933
  • Population in 1996: 939
  • Population in 1991: 879

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 520 (total dwellings: 1425)

Mother tongue:[3]

  • English as first language: 92.6%
  • French as first language: 1.9%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 5.5%
Municipal offices and library

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2011 Census Profile
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profile". 

External links[edit]