McKellar, Ontario

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McKellar
Township of McKellar
Skyline of McKellar
McKellar is located in Southern Ontario
McKellar
McKellar
Coordinates: 45°29′N 79°51′W / 45.483°N 79.850°W / 45.483; -79.850Coordinates: 45°29′N 79°51′W / 45.483°N 79.850°W / 45.483; -79.850
Country Canada
Province Ontario
DistrictParry Sound
Settledca. 1870
Incorporated1873
Government
 • TypeTownship
 • ReevePeter Hopkins
 • Federal ridingParry Sound—Muskoka
 • Prov. ridingParry Sound—Muskoka
Area
 • Land180.88 km2 (69.84 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total1,111
 • Density6.1/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
P0G 1C0, P2A 0B4
Area code(s)705
Websitewww.township.mckellar.
on.ca

McKellar is a township and census subdivision in Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada. Per the 2016 Census, it has a population of 1111.

McKellar is named for Archibald McKellar (1816-1894), a member of the legislative assemblies for the province of Canada (1857-1867) and Ontario (1867-1875).

Communities[edit]

McKellar is also the primary and largest community within the township, located along Provincial Highway 124. It was originally known as Armstrong's Rapids, but the name McKellar was given when the post office opened in the community in 1870.

Other population centres within the township are:

  • Broadbent
  • Hurdville

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[2]

  • Population in 2011: 1144 (2006 to 2011 population change: 5.9%)
  • Population in 2006: 1080
  • Population in 2001: 933
  • Population in 1996: 939
  • Population in 1991: 879

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 520 (total dwellings: 1425)

Mother tongue:[3]

  • English as first language: 92.6%
  • French as first language: 1.9%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 5.5%
Municipal offices and library

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2011 Census Profile
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profile".

External links[edit]