Billings, Ontario

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Township (single-tier)
Township of Billings
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Billings is located in Southern Ontario
Coordinates: 45°54′N 82°15′W / 45.900°N 82.250°W / 45.900; -82.250Coordinates: 45°54′N 82°15′W / 45.900°N 82.250°W / 45.900; -82.250
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Manitoulin
Incorporated 1884
 • Type Township
 • Reeve Austin Hunt
 • MP Carol Hughes (NDP)
 • MPP Michael Mantha (NDP)
 • Land 209.30 km2 (80.81 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 506
 • Density 2.4/km2 (6/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code P0P 1J0
Area code(s) 705

Billings is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, as well as the name of a community within that township.

Located in the Manitoulin District, the township had a population of 506 in the Canada 2011 Census.


The primary community in the township is Kagawong. There are three smaller communities: Billings, Bowser's Corner, and Pleasant Valley.


Kagawong's harbour is located on Mudge Bay and is home to the Kagawong Lighthouse, which has been in continuous service since 1888. The name Kagawong means "where mists rise from falling waters", a reference to the nearby Bridal Veil Falls on the Kagawong River, in the Ojibwe language. Kagawong is home to numerous tourist attractions, including a Transportation and Communication Museum, Bridal Veil Falls, St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church and a sand beach.

Kagawong is the nearest port of call to the islands of the North Channel, being directly south of Clapperton Island and the Benjamin Islands.

The waterfront of Kagawong.


Canada census – Billings, Ontario community profile
2011 2006
Population: 506 (-6.1% from 2006) 539 (-2.2% from 2001)
Land area: 209.30 km2 (80.81 sq mi) 209.15 km2 (80.75 sq mi)
Population density: 2.4/km2 (6.2/sq mi) 2.6/km2 (6.7/sq mi)
Median age: 53.6 (M: 53.6, F: 53.5)
Total private dwellings: 704 618
Median household income: $42,733
References: 2011[2] 2006[3] earlier[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Billings census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  2. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

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