New Tecumseth

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New Tecumseth
Town (lower-tier)
Town of New Tecumseth
Straw bales near Alliston
Straw bales near Alliston
New Tecumseth is located in Southern Ontario
New Tecumseth
New Tecumseth
Location of New Tecumseth, Ontario
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
County Simcoe
Settled ca. 1820
Incorporated January 1991
Government
 • Mayor Rick Milne
 • MPs Kellie Leitch
 • MPPs Jim Wilson
Area[1]
 • Land 274.21 km2 (105.87 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 34,242
 • Density 124.9/km2 (323/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code FSA L9R
Area code(s) 705, 289 and 905
Website newtecumseth.ca

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.

History[edit]

The municipality was created through the amalgamation the municipal governments of these communities and that of 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.

Communities[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

New Tecumseth has eight 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. Paul's Catholic School (Alliston)
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School (Tottenham)
  • Tecumseth Beeton ES (Beeton)
  • Tecumseth South Central PS (Tottenham)
  • Tottenham PS (Tottenham)

Demographics[edit]

Census Population
Alliston
1871 250
1901 1,256
1911 1,279
1921 1,376
1931 1,355
1941 1,733
1951 1,987
1961 2,884
1971 3,176
1981 4,712
New Tecumseth
1991 20,239
2001 26,141
2006 27,701
2011 30,234

According to the Canada 2011 Census:[1]

  • Population: 30,234
  • % Change (2006-2011): 9.1
  • Dwellings: 11,642
  • Area (km²): 274.18
  • Density (persons per km²): 110.3

Notable persons[edit]

  • Sir Frederick Banting, physician and scientist. He was a co-developer of insulin.
  • Sir William Osler, physician and professor of medicine. He has been called 'the Father of Modern Medicine'.
  • Jim Rutherford, journeyman NHL goaltender and Stanley-Cup-winning General Manager.
  • Deanne Rose, Olympic medal-winning soccer player.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "New Tecumseth census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 

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