New Tecumseth

Coordinates: 44°05′N 79°45′W / 44.083°N 79.750°W / 44.083; -79.750
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New Tecumseth
Town of New Tecumseth
Straw bales near Alliston
Straw bales near Alliston
New Tecumseth is located in Simcoe County
New Tecumseth
New Tecumseth
New Tecumseth is located in Southern Ontario
New Tecumseth
New Tecumseth
Coordinates: 44°05′N 79°45′W / 44.083°N 79.750°W / 44.083; -79.750
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Settledca. 1820
IncorporatedJanuary 1991
 • MayorRichard Norcross
 • MPsTerry Dowdall
 • MPPsJim Wilson
 • Land274.21 km2 (105.87 sq mi)
 • Total43,948
 • Density160.5/km2 (416/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code FSA
Area code(s)705, 289 and 905

New Tecumseth is a town in Simcoe County, in south-central Ontario, Canada. While it is not officially a part of the Greater Toronto Area, it is counted, in terms of the census, as being a part of the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area.


The municipality was created through the amalgamation of the municipal governments of several communities with the Township of Tecumseth. The name 'New Tecumseth' was chosen because a Town of Tecumseh already exists in Essex County. The borders of the old township, with some adjustments along the eastern edge, and with the addition of all of Alliston, are the borders of the new town.


The main centres in New Tecumseth are the communities of Alliston, Tottenham, and Beeton.

The town also includes the smaller communities of Allimil, Green Briar, Nicolston, Penville, Randall, Rich Hill, Schomberg Heights and Thompsonville.


New Tecumseth has nine elementary schools and two area high schools:

  • Alliston Union PS (Alliston)
  • Banting Memorial High School (Alliston)
  • Boyne River PS (Alliston)
  • Ernest Cumberland ES (Alliston)
  • FX O'Reilly Catholic School (Tottenham)
  • Monsignor Ronan Catholic School (Beeton)
  • St. James Catholic School (Tottenham)[2]
  • St. Paul's Catholic School (Alliston)
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School (Tottenham)
  • Tecumseth Beeton ES (Beeton)
  • Tecumseth South Central PS (Tottenham)
  • Tottenham PS (Tottenham)
  • Alliston Community Christian School (Alliston)(Private)

Public schools are in the Simcoe County District School Board and Catholic with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board.


New Tecumseth
Historical populations

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, New Tecumseth had a population of 43,948 living in 15,854 of its 16,249 total private dwellings, a change of 28.3% from its 2016 population of 34,242. With a land area of 273.87 km2 (105.74 sq mi), it had a population density of 160.5/km2 (415.6/sq mi) in 2021.[4]

Canada census – New Tecumseth community profile
Population43,948 (+28.3% from 2016)34,242 (+13.3% from 2011)
Land area273.87 km2 (105.74 sq mi)274.21 km2 (105.87 sq mi)
Population density160.5/km2 (416/sq mi)124.9/km2 (323/sq mi)
Median age39.6 (M: 38.8, F: 40.4)42.7 (M: 41.6, F: 43.8)
Private dwellings15,855 (total)  13,191 (total) 
Median household income$85,988
References: 2021[5] 2016[6] earlier[7][8]

Notable persons[edit]

  • Kate Aitken, influential cooking and homemaking expert, television and radio broadcaster, born in Beeton. A plaque was placed in Beeton Park in her honour.[9]
  • Dr Sir Frederick Banting, physician and scientist born in Alliston. Discovered insulin with his assistant, Charles Best.
  • Sir William Osler, physician and professor of medicine was born in Bond Head (formerly in Tecumseth and now part of Bradford West Gwillimbury). He has been called 'the Father of Modern Medicine'.
  • Deanne Rose, Olympic medal-winning soccer player was born in New Tecumseth.
  • Jim Rutherford, retired NHL goaltender and Stanley-Cup-winning General Manager was born in Beeton.
  • Honey Money , Canadian rap artist and producer was born in New Tecumseth.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2021 Census: New Tecumseth". Statistics Canada. 9 February 2022. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  2. ^ "Home".
  3. ^ "New Tecumseth census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Ontario". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved March 30, 2022.
  5. ^ "2021 Community Profiles". 2021 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 4, 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  6. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 12, 2021. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 18, 2021.
  9. ^ "And now here's Mrs. A... Kate Aitken's Story". Retrieved 27 April 2015.

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