Thessalon

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Thessalon
Town of Thessalon
Thessalon waterfront
Thessalon waterfront
Thessalon is located in Ontario
Thessalon
Thessalon
Thessalon is located in Canada
Thessalon
Thessalon
Coordinates: 46°15′N 83°33′W / 46.250°N 83.550°W / 46.250; -83.550Coordinates: 46°15′N 83°33′W / 46.250°N 83.550°W / 46.250; -83.550
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
DistrictAlgoma
Government
 • TypeTown
 • MayorBill Rosenberg
 • MPCarol Hughes (NDP)
 • MPPMichael Mantha (NDP)
Area
 • Land4.52 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total1,279
 • Density284.6/km2 (737/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Postal code
P0R 1L0
Area code(s)705
Websitewww.thessalon.ca

Thessalon is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario, located at the junction of Highway 17 and Highway 129 on the north shore of Lake Huron. It is surrounded by, but not part of, the municipality of Huron Shores, and is part of Algoma District. The main industries are timber and tourism. The town is a popular retirement community. It is the administrative headquarters of the Thessalon First Nation an Ojibwe First Nations with a reserve, Thessalon 12.

History[edit]

Circa 1905

The region was first surveyed in 1869. The survey was done to determine if the area could support a viable lumber industry. By the winter of 1870 the beginnings of a lumber camp had taken root and in 1877 a more permanent settlement was established. Thessalon was incorporated in 1892.[2] Nathaniel Dyment of Barrie, the owner of Dyment Co. one of the earliest and most prominent lumber companies in the area is considered the founding figure of Thessalon.

Recreation[edit]

There is an arena, a curling club and one primary school in the town. The town was also home to the Thessalon Flyers. The Voyageur Hiking Trail passes near the community.[3]

The Thessalon River flows through the town and into Lake Huron at Water Street. Fishing is excellent in the river: yellow perch, pickerel, bass, northwater salmon and muskie.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Thessalon community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 1,286 (+0.5% from 2011) 1,279 (-2.5% from 2006) 1,312 (-5.3% from 2001)
Land area: 4.52 km2 (1.75 sq mi) 4.37 km2 (1.69 sq mi) 4.37 km2 (1.69 sq mi)
Population density: 284.6/km2 (737/sq mi) 292.4/km2 (757/sq mi) 299.9/km2 (777/sq mi)
Median age: 55.8 (M: 54.5, F: 56.7) 47.2 (M: 45.0, F: 49.3)
Total private dwellings: 624 594 583
Median household income: $53,760 $48,768
References: 2016[4] 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]

Population trend:[8][9][1]

  • Population in 2016: 1,286
  • Population in 2011: 1,279
  • Population in 2006: 1,312
  • Population in 2001: 1,386
  • Population in 1996: 1,485
  • Population in 1991: 1,543

Transportation[edit]

Ontario Northland provides intercity motor coach service to Thessalon as a stop along its Sault Ste. Marie–Sudbury–North Bay–Ottawa route, with one bus a day each headed eastbound and westbound from Sunday to Friday, with no service on Saturdays.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Thessalon, Town". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "History". Thessalon Public Library. Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  3. ^ "Thessalon Section". Voyageur Trail Association. 2016. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-14.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  9. ^ "Thessalon census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  10. ^ Josephson, Harold (1985). Biographical Dictionary of Modern Peace Leaders. Connecticut: Greenwood. pp. 426–7. ISBN 0-313-22565-6.

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