Harley, Ontario

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For the community with the same name in Burford Township, see: Harley, Brant County, Ontario.
Harley
Township of Harley
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Harley is located in Ontario
Harley
Harley
Coordinates: 47°37′00″N 79°42′00″W / 47.61667°N 79.70000°W / 47.61667; -79.70000Coordinates: 47°37′00″N 79°42′00″W / 47.61667°N 79.70000°W / 47.61667; -79.70000
Country Canada
Province Ontario
DistrictTimiskaming
Established1896
Incorporated1904
Government
 • TypeTownship
 • ReevePauline Archambault
 • Federal ridingTimmins—James Bay
 • Prov. ridingTimiskaming—Cochrane
Area
 • Land91.73 km2 (35.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total539
 • Density5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
P0J 1P0
Area code(s)705
Websitewww.harley.ca

Harley is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario. Located within the Timiskaming District, Harley is located directly north of the city of Temiskaming Shores.

It is believed to be named in honour of Archibald Harley, former Member of Parliament for Oxford South.[2]

Arnold Peters, a Member of Parliament from 1957 to 1980, was born in Uno Park.

Communities[edit]

The township's main settlement is the community of Hanbury. The ghost town of Uno Park is also located within the township.

History[edit]

In 1896, the township was opened up for settlement. Settlers arrived first by boat on the Wabi Creek and later on via the North Dymond and Harley Road (since 1937 known as Highway 11). It was incorporated in 1904.[2]

Initially the land was covered with spruce, tamarack, cedar, and poplar, that supported a thriving lumber industry. Having been cleared of most forests, Harley's main economic activity shifted to agriculture.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population:[3]

  • Population in 2011: 539 (2006 to 2011 population change: -2.2%)
  • Population in 2006: 551
  • Population in 2001: 557
  • Population in 1996: 608
  • Population in 1991: 603

Private dwellings, excluding seasonal cottages: 205 (total: 205)

Mother tongue:[4]

  • English as first language: 60.5%
  • French as first language: 39.5%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%
Harley Community Center

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2011 Census Profile
  2. ^ a b c "History". Township of Harley. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profile".