Tay, Ontario

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Township (lower-tier)
Township of Tay
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Tay is located in Southern Ontario
Coordinates: 44°43′N 79°46′W / 44.717°N 79.767°W / 44.717; -79.767Coordinates: 44°43′N 79°46′W / 44.717°N 79.767°W / 44.717; -79.767
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Simcoe
Incorporated 1994
 • Mayor Scott Warnock
 • MPs Bruce Stanton
 • MPPs Patrick Brown
 • Total 139.00 km2 (53.67 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 9,736
 • Density 70.0/km2 (181/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 705
Website www.tay.ca

Tay is a township in Central Ontario, Canada, located in the southern Georgian Bay region. The township was named in 1822 after a pet dog of Lady Sarah Maitland (1792–1873), wife of Sir Peregrine Maitland, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. Two other adjoining townships were also named for her pet dogs, Tiny and Flos (now Springwater Township).[2]

In 1994, under countywide municipal restructuring, the Villages of Port McNicoll and Victoria Harbour were amalgamated with Tay.


The township comprises the villages and rural hamlets of Ebenezer, Elliots Corners, Melduf, Mertzs Corners, Ogden's Beach, Old Fort, Paradise Point, Port McNicoll, Riverside, Sturgeon Bay, Triple Bay Park, Vasey, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene and Waverley.


Canada census – Tay, Ontario community profile
2011 2006
Population: 9736 (-0.1% from 2006) 9748 (6.4% from 2001)
Land area: 139.00 km2 (53.67 sq mi) 138.93 km2 (53.64 sq mi)
Population density: 70.0/km2 (181/sq mi) 70.2/km2 (182/sq mi)
Median age: 43.0 (M: 42.5, F: 43.5)
Total private dwellings: 5049 5022
Median household income: $54,029
References: 2011[3] 2006[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Tay census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ Rayburn, Alan (1997), Place Names of Ontario (University of Toronto Press), Toronto-Buffalo-London, ISBN 0-8020-7207-0), pp.345
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 

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