Unorganized Centre Parry Sound District

Unorganized Centre Parry Sound District is an unorganized area in central Ontario, Canada, between Georgian Bay and Lake Nipissing in the District of Parry Sound. It is made up of geographic townships which have no governing bodies and which are not incorporated as municipalities. The territory consists of two non-contiguous areas, with the main part located directly south of the French River and Lake Nipissing, and east of the Georgian Bay. Shawanaga Township is a small exclave south of it along Highway 69.

Unorganized Centre Parry Sound District
Parry Sound, Unorganized, Centre Part
Britt and Byng Inlet
Britt and Byng Inlet
Location of Unorganized Centre Parry Sound District
Coordinates: 45°55′N 80°00′W / 45.917°N 80.000°WCoordinates: 45°55′N 80°00′W / 45.917°N 80.000°W
Country Canada
Province Ontario
DistrictParry Sound
Government
 • Federal ridingParry Sound—Muskoka
 • Prov. ridingParry Sound—Muskoka
Area
 • Land2,697.64 km2 (1,041.56 sq mi)
Population
(2016)[2]
 • Total2,143
 • Density0.9/km2 (2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
P0G, P0H
Area code(s)705
Loring ON
Loring
Port Loring ON 1
Port Loring

Local services boards

Townships

List of townships with its communities:

In addition, the division also includes two geographic townships which are entirely unpopulated:

  • Brown Township
  • Harrison Township

Demographics

Canada census – Parry Sound, Unorganized, Centre Part community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 2143 (-5.6% from 2011) 2199 (-9.3% from 2006) 2424 (10.3% from 2001)
Land area: 2,698.17 km2 (1,041.77 sq mi) 2,697.64 km2 (1,041.56 sq mi) 2,660.27 km2 (1,027.14 sq mi)
Population density: 0.8/km2 (2.1/sq mi) 0.8/km2 (2.1/sq mi) 0.9/km2 (2.3/sq mi)
Median age: 61.0 (M: 60.8, F: 61.2) 55.3 (M: 54.7, F: 56.0)
Total private dwellings: 2630 2637 3613
Median household income: $36,953
References: 2016[3] 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]

Mother tongue:[7]

  • English as first language: 91.5%
  • French as first language: 4.6%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 3.9%

Population trend:[8]

  • Population in 2011: 2199
  • Population in 2006: 2424
  • Population in 2001: 2198
  • Population in 1996: 3336 (or 2082 when adjusted to 2001 boundaries)
  • Population in 1991: 3394

See also

References

  1. ^ "Parry Sound, Unorganized, Centre Part census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  2. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=3549096&Geo2=CD&Code2=3549&Data=Count&SearchText=Parry%20Sound&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&TABID=1
  3. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ Statistics Canada 2006 Census - Parry Sound, Unorganized, Centre Part community profile
  8. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
Britt, Ontario

Britt is a community in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in the unincorporated township of Wallbridge in the Parry Sound District.

The community is located on the north shore of the Magnetawan River at Byng Inlet, approximately five kilometres west of Highway 69, at the end of Highway 526.

Like its neighbouring community of Byng Inlet on the south shore, Britt was originally a sawmill village, known as Byng Inlet North when the Burton Mill located there in 1880. As the lumber industry in this area had reached its peak, prior to the building of the CPR between 1903 and 1908, the community on the north shore was established as a port for receiving coal, required for the railway's steam locomotives. It was after this, that Byng Inlet North was renamed Britt for Thomas Britt, the CPR Superintendent of Fuels.

The community is not an incorporated municipality, but part of the Unorganized Centre Parry Sound District and is administered by a local services board.

Byng Inlet, Ontario

Byng Inlet is a ghost town and community in Unorganized Centre Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada. For a period in the nineteenth century it was home to one of the largest sawmill operations in Canada. The name of the town came from that of the English Admiral John Byng. It is also the name of the body of water, on which the village is situated, on the south shore of the Byng Inlet a widening of the Magnetawan River, near its mouth on Georgian Bay.

The Byng Inlet area is administered as part of Britt's local services board.

Dokis First Nation

Dokis 9 is a First Nations reserve and community in the Canadian province of Ontario, assigned to the Dokis First Nation. The reserve is located approximately 16 kilometers southwest of central southern Lake Nipissing along the French River. It is divided into two large parts consisting of a north island, Okikendawt, and a large southern peninsula. The two land masses, which are nestled within the flows of the French river, covers 154.36 square kilometers. The French River watershed in Northern Ontario was created more than ten thousand years ago when the last ice-age receded and left a maze of rivers and small lakes. The main settlement is found on Okikendawt island (meaning island of buckets or island of pails) which can be accessed by a gravel road which connects with Highway 64. The Land is occupied by the Dokis and its cousin tribe, the Restoule‘s. The land is well known for its hunting, fishing, fur trades, and timber.Dokis 9 is bordered by the Unorganized Centre Parry Sound District, West Nipissing, and French River.

Henvey Township, Ontario

Henvey is an unorganized geographic township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located within the Parry Sound District. Part of the census subdivision of Unorganized Centre Parry Sound District, the township includes the communities of Britt Station and Still River. It formerly had larger boundaries, also including the ghost town of Key Harbour, although the more northerly section was transferred to the municipality of Killarney in the 1990s. Britt Station is part of the local services board of Britt and Byng Inlet.

The township is served by provincial highways 69 and 526.

List of historic places in Central Ontario

This is a list of historic places in Central Ontario, containing heritage sites listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places (CRHP), all of which are designated as historic places either locally, provincially, territorially, nationally, or by more than one level of government.

Mowat Township, Ontario

Mowat is an unorganized geographic township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located within the Parry Sound District. Part of the census subdivision of Unorganized Centre Parry Sound District, the township includes the communities of Bon Air, Cranberry and Key River, the ghost towns of Ludgate and Pakesley and the rail sidings of Mowat and Wanikewin.

The township is served by provincial highways 69 and 522.

Pringle Township

Pringle is an unorganized geographic township in Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada. It is topographically part of the Almaguin Highlands region, and is part of the census subdivision of Unorganized Centre Parry Sound District. The township includes the communities of Bear Valley, Carr, Farleys Corners and Golden Valley. Although not an incorporated municipality, the township is served by two local services boards: Bear Valley and Golden Valley are served by the LSB of Loring, Port Loring and District, while Carr and Farleys Corners are served by the LSB of Restoule.

The township is served by provincial highways 522, 524 and 534.

The Little Pickerel River flows from east to west through the township, and empties into the Pickerel River, which flows via the French River to Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. The southern part of Commanda Lake is on the northern border of the township; it is the source of the Restoule River, which also flows to the French River.

Shawanaga Township

Shawanaga is an unorganized geographic township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located within the Parry Sound District. Part of the census subdivision of Unorganized Centre Parry Sound District, the township includes the community of Madigans and part of Round Lake Provincial Park. The township historically had larger boundaries, also including the community of Skerryvore, but most of it has been incorporated into the municipal township of The Archipelago; only a small portion in the southeast corner of the former township still exists as Shawanaga Township.

The township is served by provincial Highway 69.

Wallbridge, Ontario

Wallbridge is an unorganized geographic township in Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada. Part of the census subdivision of Unorganized Centre Parry Sound District, the township includes the communities of Britt, Byng Inlet and Harris Lake and the rail sidings of Drocourt and North Magnetawan. Although not an incorporated municipality, Britt and Byng Inlet are jointly served by a local services board.

Whitestone, Ontario

Whitestone is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, as well as the name of a community within the township.

The township, located in the Parry Sound District, had a population of 916 in the Canada 2016 Census.

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