Wellington North, Ontario

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Wellington North
Township of Wellington North
Mount Forest
Mount Forest
Official seal of Wellington North
Semper Porro
Wellington North is located in Wellington County
Wellington North
Wellington North
Wellington North is located in Southern Ontario
Wellington North
Wellington North
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
 • TypeTownship
 • MayorAndy Lennox [1]
 • Councillors
 • Governing bodyWellington North Township Council
 • Fed & Prov. ridingPerth—Wellington
 • Land526.21 km2 (203.17 sq mi)
 • Total11,914
 • Density22.6/km2 (59/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code FSA
Area code(s)519, 226, 548
Websitewellington-north.com Edit this at Wikidata

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


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.


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.


Canada census – Wellington North, Ontario community profile
2016 2011
Population: 11,914 (+3.8% from 2011) 11,417 (+2.7% from 2006)
Land area: 526.21 km2 (203.17 sq mi) 526.28 km2 (203.20 sq mi)
Population density: 22.6/km2 (59/sq mi) 21.8/km2 (56/sq mi)
Median age: 43.1 (M: 41.1, F: 45.1) 42.9 (M: 41.4, F: 44.6)
Total private dwellings: 4,839 4,801
Median household income: $63,712
References: 2016[3] 2011[4] earlier[5]
Wellington North
Historical populations
1996 10,869—    
2001 11,305+4.0%
2006 11,175−1.1%
2011 11,477+2.7%
2016 11,914+3.8%

Prior to amalgamation (1999):

  • Population total in 1996: 10,869
    • Arthur (township): 2,529
    • Arthur (village): 2,139
    • Mount Forest (town): 4,530
    • West Luther (township): 1,235
  • Population in 1991:
    • Arthur (township): 2,509
    • Arthur (village): 2,123
    • Mount Forest (town): 4,266
    • West Luther (township): 1,147

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 4,682 (total dwellings: 4,839)[2]


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.


Wellington North is served by several local newspapers:

  • Arthur Enterprise News
  • Mount Forest Confederate
  • Wellington Advertiser


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]


  1. ^ "2018 Municipal Election Certified Results" (PDF). Township of Wellington North. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  2. ^ a b c d "Census Profile, 2016 Census Wellington North, Township". Statistics Canada. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-07-21.
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2019-07-21.
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ "Wellington North census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-26.

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