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This article is about the northern Ontario town. For the incorrect but common anglicization of the Greek city, see Thessaloniki. For the nearby First Nations reserve, see Thessalon 12, Ontario.
Town (single-tier)
Town of Thessalon
Thessalon waterfront
Thessalon waterfront
Thessalon is located in Ontario
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
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Algoma
 • Type Town
 • Mayor Jamie Orlando
 • MP Carol Hughes (NDP)
 • MPP Michael Mantha (NDP)
 • Land 4.37 km2 (1.69 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,279
 • Density 292.4/km2 (757/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code P0R 1L0
Area code(s) 705

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. There is an arena and one primary school in the town. It is home to a few local celebrities, including Jackie Layer (former assistant coach of the Colorado Rockies), and Lloyd Boyer (former Montreal Canadiens prospect and small-town hockey legend). William Tremblay of the Sault Greyhounds was born here, and Angelina Napolitano, the first person in Canada to use the battered woman defence for murder, lived here briefly in the early 20th century.[2] It was also home to the Thessalon Flyers. The Voyageur Hiking Trail passes near the community.

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.

It is the administrative headquarters of the Thessalon Ojibway First Nation reserve.


Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 1279
  • Population in 2006: 1312
  • Population in 2001: 1386
  • Population in 1996: 1485
  • Population in 1991: 1543


  1. ^ a b "Thessalon census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  2. ^ Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online: Angelina Napolitano. By Franca Iacovetta. University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2004. page accessed June 2008
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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