North Stormont, Ontario

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North Stormont
Township (lower-tier)
Township of North Stormont
Township office in Berwick
Township office in Berwick
Motto(s): A Good Place to Grow...
North Stormont is located in Southern Ontario
North Stormont
North Stormont
Coordinates: 45°13′N 75°00′W / 45.217°N 75.000°W / 45.217; -75.000Coordinates: 45°13′N 75°00′W / 45.217°N 75.000°W / 45.217; -75.000
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
Formed January 1, 1998
Government
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Dennis Fife
 • Deputy Mayor Bill McGimpsey
 • Federal riding Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry
 • Prov. riding Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry
Area[1]
 • Total 515.65 km2 (199.09 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,775
 • Density 13.1/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight (EDT))
Postal code FSA K0C
Area code(s) 613 and 343
Website northstormont.ca

North Stormont is a lower tier township in eastern Ontario, Canada in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

Creation[edit]

The township was established on January 1, 1998, with the amalgamation of the former Townships of Finch and Roxborough, along with the Village of Finch.

Communities[edit]

The township of North Stormont comprises a number of villages and hamlets, including the following communities:

  • Finch Township: Avonmore, Crysler, Finch; Cahore, Goldfield; Glenpayne
  • Roxborough Township: Berwick, Monkland, Moose Creek, Roxborough Gardens; Bloomington, Dyer, Gravel Hill, Lodi, MacDonalds Grove, McMillans Corners (partially), Sandringham, Strathmore, Tayside, Tolmies Corners, Warina; Valley Corners

The township administrative offices are located in Berwick.

History[edit]

Early settlement in the area began in 1785 Finch Township was originally part of the Royal Township of Osnabruck, and Roxborough Township was originally part of the Royal Township of Cornwall. Stormont County was created in 1792, and both Finch and Roxborough were separated from their southerly parents in 1798.

The hamlet of Berwick was first settled by four Cockburn brothers from Scotland in the early 19th century. Berwick became the administrative home of municipal government in the former Finch Township, incorporated January 1, 1850.

The New York and Ottawa Railway was built in 1897 and sent up to four daily passenger trains, as well as up to five daily freight trains through Berwick. The first church was built in 1883.

Berwick remains the administrative centre of North Stormont.

Moose Creek which is town in North Stormont is the birthplace of Comedian, and former SNL cast member Norm Macdonald

Railways[edit]

Crysler is represented by a signpost on the Canadian National Railway line between Montreal and Toronto.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – North Stormont, Ontario community profile
2011 2006
Population: 6775 (0.1% from 2006) 6769 (-1.3% from 2001)
Land area: 515.65 km2 (199.09 sq mi) 515.55 km2 (199.05 sq mi)
Population density: 13.1/km2 (34/sq mi) 13.1/km2 (34/sq mi)
Median age: 38.9 (M: 38.6, F: 39.1)
Total private dwellings: 2583 2514
Median household income: $59,486
References: 2011[2] 2006[3] earlier[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "North Stormont census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  2. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.