New Tecumseth

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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; -79.750Coordinates: 44°05′N 79°45′W / 44.083°N 79.750°W / 44.083; -79.750
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Settledca. 1820
IncorporatedJanuary 1991
 • MayorRick Milne
 • MPsTerry Dowdall
 • MPPsJim Wilson
 • Land274.21 km2 (105.87 sq mi)
 • Total41,439
 • Density151.1/km2 (391/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
Canada census – New Tecumseth community profile
Population34,242 (+13.3% from 2011)30,234 (+9.1% from 2006)
Land area274.21 km2 (105.87 sq mi)274.18 km2 (105.86 sq mi)
Population density124.9/km2 (323/sq mi)110.3/km2 (286/sq mi)
Median age42.7 (M: 41.6, F: 43.8)
Total private dwellings13,19111,642
Median household income$85,988
References: 2016[4] 2011[5] earlier[6]

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.[7]
  • 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: New Tecumseth". Statistics Canada. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "New Tecumseth census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ "And now here's Mrs. A... Kate Aitken's Story". Retrieved 27 April 2015.

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