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Parry Sound District

Parry Sound District
District
Location of Parry Sound District in Ontario
Location of Parry Sound District in Ontario
Coordinates:
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Region Central Ontario
Created 1870
Government
 • MPs Tony Clement, Anthony Rota, Marc Serré
 • MPPs Norm Miller, Victor Fedeli
Area[1]
 • Land 9,322.80 km2 (3,599.55 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 42,162
 • Density 4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code FSA P0C, P0E, P0G, P0H, P2A
Area code(s) 705
Seat Parry Sound

Parry Sound District is a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. Its seat is Parry Sound. Its boundaries are Muskoka to the south, the Sudbury District, the French River and Lake Nipissing in the north, Nipissing District and North Bay in the north and east and parts of Algonquin Park in the northeast.

In 2011, the population was 42,162. The land area is 9,322.80 square kilometres (3,600 sq mi); the population density was 4.5 per square kilometre (12/sq mi).[1]

Although geographically in Southern Ontario, the Parry Sound District is the only census division in the southern part of the province which does not have an incorporated county, regional municipality or district municipality level of government, instead serving as a purely territorial division like the districts of Northern Ontario.

In lieu of an upper tier of municipal administration, all government services in the district are provided either by the local municipalities or by the provincial government itself. Some communities which are not part of any incorporated municipality are served by local services boards. The district is also included in the service areas of FedNor and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund. Accordingly, in some contexts the division is grouped with the Northern Ontario region instead of Southern Ontario.

Along with the neighbouring Muskoka and Haliburton regions, the Parry Sound District is considered part of Ontario's cottage country region. The district is commonly divided into two subregions; West Parry Sound and East Parry Sound, the latter often referred to as the Almaguin Highlands.

Contents

  • Subdivisions 1
  • Original geographic townships 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Forest fire protection history 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Subdivisions

Census subdivisions in Parry Sound District
Towns
Townships
Villages
Unorganized areas
  • Centre
  • North East

Local services boards in the unorganized areas:

First Nation reserves

Original geographic townships

Status of geographic townships in Parry Sound District
Township Unorganized Incorporated Annexed/Amalgamated
Armour Y
Bethune Annexed by the Town of Kearney.
Blair Y
Brown Y
Burpee Part of the Municipality of Whitestone.
Burton Part of the Municipality of Whitestone.
Carling Y
Chapman Part of the Municipality of Magnetawan.
Christie Part of the Municipality of Seguin.
Conger Part of the Municipality of the Archipelago, with a small part in the Municipality of Seguin.
Cowper Part of the Municipality of the Archipelago.
Croft Part of the Municipality of Whitestone, with a small part in the Municipality of Magnetawan.
East Mills Y
Ferguson Annexed by McDougall Township.
Ferrie Part of the Municipality of Whitestone.
Foley Part of the Municipality of Seguin.
Gurd Annexed by Nipissing Township.
Hagerman Part of the Municipality of Whitestone.
Hardy Y
Harrison Y (part) Most became part of the Municipality of the Archipelago.
Henvey Y (part) Northern section was transferred to the Town of Killarney in Sudbury District.
Humphrey Part of the Municipality of Seguin.
Joly Y
Laurier Y
Lount Y
Machar Y
McConkey Y
McDougall Y
McKellar Y
McKenzie Part of the Municipality of Whitestone.
McMurrich Part of the Township of McMurrich/Monteith.
Monteith Western two-thirds became part of the Municipality of Seguin, while the eastern third became part of the Township of McMurrich/Monteith.
Mowat Y (part) Part transferred to the Town of Killarney in Sudbury District
North Himsworth Y Now the Municipality of Callander.
Nipissing Y
Patterson Y
Perry Y
Pringle Y
Proudfoot Annexed by the Town of Kearney.
Ryerson Y
Shawanaga Y (part) Most became part of the Municipality of the Archipelago.
South Himsworth Annexed by the Municipality of Powassan.
Spence Y
Strong Y
Wallbridge Y
Wilson Y

Demographics

  • 93.8% White
  • 5.5% Aboriginal (3.8% First Nations, 1.5% Métis)
  • 0.7% Visible Minorities

Forest fire protection history

The Parry Sound Forest Fire District was founded by Ontario's former Department of Lands and Forests (now the MNR) in 1922 as one of 17 districts to help protect Ontario's forests from fire by early detection from

  • Parry Sound Tourism
  • The Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Parry Sound and Area information
  • Map of Parry Sound District showing its municipalities
  • Rooted in Stone: Reflections on West Parry Sound's Past
  • Almaguin Highlands Ontario East Parry Sound's Almaguin Highlands Regional Portal
  • Almaguin Highlands Digital Collection A service of Knowledge Ontario

External links

  1. ^ a b c d "Parry Sound District census profile".  
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles".  
  3. ^ "2001 Community Profiles".  

References

See also
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