|Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers|
Welcome sign along Highway 17
|Established||January 1, 1998|
|• Mayor||Leslie Gamble|
|• MP||Carol Hughes (NDP)|
|• MPP||Michael Mantha (NDP)|
|• Land||815.21 km2 (314.75 sq mi)|
|• Density||3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Postal code span||P0P|
The township was created in 1998 by amalgamating the former towns of Massey and Webbwood with the township of Spanish River and the unorganized geographic townships of May and Shakespeare, and was named for Massey's location at the junction of the Spanish and Aux Sables rivers.
The township's population was 3,214 in the Canada 2016 Census. The municipal offices are located in Massey.
Walford (Highway 17. Its economy is primarily based on logging and mining. The old Walford fire tower still stands north of the village on Tube Lake.) is the westernmost community of the township located along
Webbwood () was incorporated as a town in 1906. On January 21, 1910, a train derailment in the community killed 42 people.
|Canada census – Sables-Spanish Rivers community profile|
|Population:||3075 (-5.0% from 2006)||3237 (-0.2% from 2001)|
|Land area:||815.80 km2 (314.98 sq mi)||806.27 km2 (311.30 sq mi)|
|Population density:||3.8/km2 (9.8/sq mi)||4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)|
|Median age:||43.5 (M: 43.4, F: 43.7)|
|Total private dwellings:||1625||1701|
|Median household income:||$40,527|
|References: 2011 2006 earlier|
- Population in 2011: 3075
- Population in 2006: 3237
- Population in 2001: 3245
- Population total in 1996: 3535
- Massey (town): 1171
- The Spanish River (township): 1598
- Webbwood (town): 563
- Population in 1991:
- Massey (town): 1186
- The Spanish River (township): 1636
- Webbwood (town): 588
In 1995, The Canadian Wildlife Experience Inc. received a licence to operate a new low-power tourist information radio station to serve Massey, Walford and Spanish, Ontario at 98.5 MHz, during the spring, summer and fall seasons. The call letters were CJWE-FM. It is uncertain if the station is still currently in operation. 
Massey hosts an annual Street Painting Festival in September of each year. The community also hosts an annual fair in late August, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006.
Massey holds a fall fair every year at the fairgrounds. There are rides, contests, prizes, many games and even more vendors. A crash-up car derby has been recently been added along with a four-wheeler mud bog competition. In 2008, the classic car show at the fair was very small compared to the years before so it may be cancelled. There are motocross races, horse pulls, and horse shows there as well.
Recreation and sports
The Massey District Community Centre and Arena is located in Massey, and plays host to the Massey Predators Minor Hockey Association and the Massey and District Figure Skating Club. The Massey Marathon is held annually using the arena as a centre for registration and award ceremony. The marathon is now in its 33rd year and is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The township is also the home of Chutes Provincial Park.
- 2011 Census Profile
- "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-15.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- Decision CRTC 95-796, New low-power FM radio station, CRTC, November 1, 1995
- Massey Street Painting Festival
- "History Made in Webbwood When Woman Mayor Elected". Sudbury Star, January 6, 1966.
||Unorganized North Algoma||Unorganized North Sudbury|
|Spanish||Baldwin, Espanola, Unorganized North Sudbury|
|Sagamok, Unorganized South East Algoma||North Channel
Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands