Wellington North, Ontario

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Wellington North
Township of Wellington North
Mount Forest
Mount Forest
Official seal of Wellington North
Seal
Motto(s): 
Semper Porro
Wellington North within Wellington County
Wellington North within Wellington County
Wellington North is located in Southern Ontario
Wellington North
Wellington North
Wellington North within southern Ontario
Coordinates: 43°54′N 80°34′W / 43.9°N 80.57°W / 43.9; -80.57Coordinates: 43°54′N 80°34′W / 43.9°N 80.57°W / 43.9; -80.57
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyWellington
Established1999
Government
 • TypeTownship
 • MayorAndy Lennox
 • Governing bodyWellington North Township Council
 • Federal ridingPerth—Wellington
 • Prov. ridingPerth—Wellington
Area
 • Land526.28 km2 (203.20 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total11,477
 • Density21.8/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code FSA
NOG
Area code(s)519 and 226
Websitewellington-north.com

Wellington North is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located within Wellington County.

Communities[edit]

The primary communities in Wellington North are the village of Arthur and the town of Mount Forest.

The township also contains the smaller communities of Damascus, Derrynane, Farewell, Gordonville, Green Park, Kenilworth, Metz, Monck, Mount View, Olivet, Petherton, Riverstown and Wagram.

History[edit]

On January 1, 1999, the township was formed through the amalgamation of the townships of Arthur and West Luther, the village of Arthur and the town of Mount Forest, and a small portion of the West Garafraxa Township.

The newly amalgamated township was named Wellington North on April 17, 1999.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[2]

  • Population in 2011: 11,477
  • Population in 2006: 11,175
  • Population in 2001: 11,305
  • Population total in 1996: 10,869
    • Arthur (township): 2529
    • Arthur (village): 2139
    • Mount Forest (town): 4530
    • West Luther (township): 1235
  • Population in 1991:
    • Arthur (township): 2509
    • Arthur (village): 2123
    • Mount Forest (town): 4266
    • West Luther (township): 1147

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 4450 (total dwellings: 4801)

Education[edit]

Wellington North is served by five elementary schools and one secondary school, under jurisdiction of two school boards, the public board being Upper Grand District School Board, and the Catholic board being Wellington Catholic District School Board, both of which are based in Guelph. Elementary schools include:

  • Arthur Public School
  • Kenilworth Public School
  • St. John Catholic School (Arthur)
  • St. Mary Catholic School (Mount Forest)
  • Victoria Cross Public School (Mount Forest)

Wellington Heights Secondary School in Mount Forest is the only high school in the township, and is part of the public school board. Catholic students must go to Guelph for Catholic secondary education, at Saint James Catholic High School.

Media[edit]

Wellington North is served by several local newspapers:

Symbols[edit]

The township logo was designed by Reg Mason. The tree represents forested areas; the brickwork and shield represent the foundation for the new era; and within the shield is a buggy representing the Mennonite people. The church stands for freedom of religious choice, and the great blue heron represents the phantom of the marsh. The large toothed wheel stands for industry, and the grain sheaths represent the agriculture of the area. The motto, Semper Porro, is Latin for "Forever Forward".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wellington North census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-26.
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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