Seguin, Ontario

Seguin is a township in central Ontario, Canada, in the District of Parry Sound.

Seguin
Township of Seguin
Gordon Bay on Lake Joseph
Gordon Bay on Lake Joseph
Seguin is located in Southern Ontario
Seguin
Seguin
Coordinates: 45°17′18″N 79°48′42″W / 45.288203°N 79.811561°WCoordinates: 45°17′18″N 79°48′42″W / 45.288203°N 79.811561°W
Country Canada
Province Ontario
DistrictParry Sound
IncorporatedJanuary 1, 1998
Government
 • TypeTownship
 • MayorAnn MacDiarmid
 • Federal ridingParry Sound—Muskoka
 • Prov. ridingParry Sound—Muskoka
Area
 • Land595.68 km2 (229.99 sq mi)
Population
(2016)[1]
 • Total4,304
 • Density7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)705
Websitewww.seguin.ca

History

The Township of Seguin was created by Minister's Order, dated May 8, 1997. Pursuant to this Order, the Township of Seguin became a newly incorporated municipality, effective January 1, 1998.

The Township of Seguin is the amalgamated municipality of the former Townships of Christie, Foley and Humphrey, and the Village of Rosseau as well as an annexation of the western portion of the unorganized Township of Monteith.

The township

The Township of Seguin is the most southerly municipality in the District of Parry Sound. It is also the first municipality in Northern Ontario in the Highways 69 and 400 corridor.

The township includes the communities of Black Road, Brignall, Dockmure, Dock Siding, Falding, Gordon Bay, Haines Lake, Hamer Bay, Hayes Corners, Holmur, Horseshoe Lake, Humphrey, Lake Joseph, Orrville, Otter Lake, Port Cockburn, Rose Point, Rosseau, Rosseau Road, Seguin Falls, South Parry, Stanley House, Swords and Turtle Lake. The administrative offices of the township are located in Humphrey.

Demographics

According to the 2011 Statistics Canada Census:[1]

  • Population: 3,988
  • % Change (2001-2006): -6.7%
  • Dwellings: 4,348
  • Area (km²): 595.42
  • Density (persons per km²): 6.7

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c 2011 Census Profile

External links

Ben Sainsbury

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Camp Ekon

Camp Ekon also known as Stanley House is a property and resort for summer camps. It is situated on the shore of Lake Joseph on Stanley House Road in Rosseau in the township of Seguin, Ontario. It is run by the Society of Jesus, part of the Roman Catholic Church. The original Stanley House was built in 1888. It burned down in 1921 and was rebuilt a year later. In 1937, the Jesuits moved into the premises. They used it as a location to teach Regis College summer courses, host retreats in Ignatian spirituality as well as various meetings and conferences.

Charles Avila Séguin

Charles Avila Séguin (August 7, 1883 – December 9, 1965) was an Ontario lawyer and political figure. He represented Russell in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Conservative member from 1929 to 1934.

Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League

The Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League (GMHL) is a Canadian developmental Junior ice hockey league. The GMHL is not affiliated with the Canadian Junior Hockey League or a member by Hockey Canada. The league has teams in the Greater Toronto Area, Central Ontario, Northeastern Ontario, and Quebec.

As of October 2014, the league's alumni page lists 380 players from 2006 to 2014 who left the GMHL to play for NCAA colleges, various professional leagues, major junior teams, or represented their country in various IIHF World Championships.

Magnetawan

Magnetawan is a township in the Almaguin Highlands region of the Parry Sound District in the Canadian province of Ontario, as well as the name of the primary population centre in the township.

The core rock samples done by Walfried Schwerdtner in the surrounding area, show mostly foliated Grenville Gneiss.Barbara Hanley, the first woman ever elected mayor of a community in Canada, was born in Magnetawan in 1882.

The community is twinned with the city of Baltimore, Maryland.

Magnetawan is a historic village with a surrounding municipality that provides various attractions. From the museum to the picturesque waters, are all a part of this municipality. The downtown used to consist of a restaurant named The Magnetawan Inn, also June's Inn, as well as a small hotel/bar, and a General Store. In the summer of 2011, on July 30, the General Store burned down taking part of the Magnetawan Inn with it.

In the downtown, there is now a brand new general store/restaurant built between 2012 and 2013. Also, there is a museum, Lions Pavilion Park, farmers market, little shops, locks/dams, and a LCBO store. In the village, there is a school, churches, golf course named Ahmic Lake Golf Club, post office, a library, the municipality offices, and the municipality pavilion. Magnetawan is also home to many resorts and rentable cottages. Two of the biggest resorts are Woodland Echoes as well as Ahmic Lake Resort, where the Swiss Country House Restaurant is located.

Magnetawan is the setting for The Rogue Hunter, the tenth book in the popular Urban Fantasy Argeneau series by Ontario-born author Lynsay Sands.

Sagaiguninini

The Sagaiguninini (‘people of the lake’) were allegedly a sub-nation of the Algonquin group.

In 1630-1640, the group lived south-west of the Ottawa river and may have been unrelated to the rest, "as nearly all the other bands are on or northeast of the Ottawa River". They lived east of Georgian Bay and what is now know to locals as "The Big Three" lakes in Ontario (Lake Rosseau, Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph). Very little is known about this group today, however the Algonquin word "sagaigun" means lake and their name is still part of the local culture and language. The town of Seguin, Ontario and the steam ship RMS Segwun are good example of names that have carried into the modern age.

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