Vernon, Ontario

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Vernon
Rural community
Vernon is located in Ottawa
Vernon
Vernon
Coordinates: 45°09′39″N 75°27′44″W / 45.16082°N 75.4621°W / 45.16082; -75.4621Coordinates: 45°09′39″N 75°27′44″W / 45.16082°N 75.4621°W / 45.16082; -75.4621
Country Canada
Province Ontario
City Ottawa
Government
 • Mayor Jim Watson
 • MP Pierre Poilievre
 • MPP Goldie Ghamari
 • Councillors George Darouze
Elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 750
  Canada 2011 Census
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code K0A3J0

Vernon is a compact rural community[1] in Osgoode Ward in the southern part of the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Prior to amalgamation in 2001, Vernon was located in Osgoode Township.

According to the Canada 2011 Census the surrounding blocks had a population of 750.[2]

Churches[edit]

Library[edit]

The Vernon branch of the Ottawa Public Library makes its home in an 1882 heritage building that was the community's one-room schoolhouse. It was recently renovated to have a new washroom and bell tower. The library has a wheelchair ramp.

Museum[edit]

Vernon is the home of the Osgoode Township Historical Society and Museum. It was founded by a group of dedicated senior citizens working with a New Horizons grant. The collection has grown tremendously and the Society now operates a Museum and Archives housed in two buildings with over 10,000 square feet (930 m2) of display space. The large body of archival material and artifacts reflect the agricultural history of the Township of Osgoode.

Post Office[edit]

Effective Oct 1, 2017 Vernon has no post office. Residents collect their mail in Community Mail Boxes (CMBs) located in the parking lot of the Vernon Rec Centre (east end of the village) . Items that are too large for the CMBs are brought to the post office in Metcalfe, north of Vernon.

Formerly the Vernon post office was located in the old Ford Motor dealership.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www4.rncan.gc.ca/search-place-names/unique/FCZUK
  2. ^ Population calculated by combining Dissemination Blocks 3506146210, 3506146211, 3506146201, 3506146107, 3506146207, 3506146108, 3506146112, 3506146110, 3506146109, 3506146204, 3506146205, 3506146203, 3506146202, 3506146111