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Encyclopedia > Gravenhurst, Ontario
Town of Gravenhurst, Ontario
Gravenhurst's location in relation to Ontario.
Gravenhurst's location in relation to Ontario.
Coordinates: 44°55′N 79°22′W / 44.917, -79.367
Country Canada
Province Ontario
District Muskoka
Municipality Gravenhurst
Government
 - Mayor John Klinick
Population (2001)
 - Town 10 899
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 705
Website: http://www.gravenhurst.ca
Opera House in Gravenhurst
Opera House in Gravenhurst

Gravenhurst (2001 population 10,899) is a town in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canada. It is located approximately 15 kilometres south of Bracebridge, Ontario. The mayor is John Klinck. The Town of Gravenhurst includes a large area of the District of Muskoka, known to Ontarians as "cottage country." The town centre borders on two lakes: Lake Muskoka, which is the largest lake in the Region, and Gull Lake, a smaller cottage-bordered lake. Another lake, Kahshe Lake, is situated ten kilometres south of the town. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... The Muskoka District Municipality (more generally referred to as the District of Muskoka, or simply Muskoka) is a regional municipality in Central Ontario that extends from Georgian Bay in the west, to the northern tip of Lake Couchiching in the south, to the western border of Algonquin Provincial Park in... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Opera House Sydney File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Opera House Sydney File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... The Muskoka District Municipality, more generally referred to as the District of Muskoka, or simply Muskoka (the official name is the District Municipality of Muskoka) is a Regional Municipality located in Central Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Bracebridge (2001 population 13,751) is a town and the seat of the Muskoka District Municipality of Ontario, Canada. ... Lake Muskoka is located between Port Carling and Gravenhurst, Ontario. ... Kahshe Lake is a lake situated in the Muskoka region in Ontario, Canada (just south of the town of Gravenhurst). ...

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Gravenhurst was originally named McCabes Bay and later as Sawdust City. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ...

  • Dr. Norman Bethune was born in Gravenhurst and his family's home there has been preserved as a Canadian National Historic Site
  • Gravenhurst was named after a village in England which is mentioned in Washington Irving's Bracebridge Hall
  • Gravenhurst is the home port of the RMS Segwun, the oldest vessel powered by a working steam engine in North America
  • Gravenhurst also declares itself the "Gateway to the Muskoka Lakes" and has a large gate bearing this message hanging over Muskoka District Road 169, the main road leading into town from Highway 11. The gate has recently been taken down and will be rebuilt on Bethune Drive.
  • From 1940 to 1943 Gravenhurst was site of "Little Norway," an important training camp for what is today the Royal Norwegian Air Force during World War II
  • From 1940 to 1946 Gravenhurst was the site of Camp XX, the Gravenhurst Internment Camp, for Nazi Prisoners of War. Before the war it was the Calydor Sanitarium. After the war it was turned into a kosher resort called The Gateway.
  • It is the hometown of Canadian authors Martin Avery, John Ibbitson, Christina Kilbourne, and Krissy Brady.
  • Nearby Muldrew Lake was named after the lake's second cottager, Dr. William Hawthorne Muldrew. He was the principal of the first Gravenhurst highschool in 1894. In 1901 he published a book called Sylvan Ontario, A Guide to Our Native Trees and Shrubs. It was the first book published on this subject in Ontario, and the drawings were his own. All the different types of trees and shrubs of Muskoka could be seen at the school, as he transplanted many of the specimens from Muldrew Lake.

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Religious Groups

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Age Structure A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by...

  • 0-14 years: 14.6%
  • 15-64 years: 64.3%
  • 65 years and over: 21.1%

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District of Muskoka Municipalities
Town of Bracebridge | Town of Gravenhurst | Town of Huntsville
Township of Georgian Bay | Township of Lake of Bays | Township of Muskoka Lakes

Ontario Municipalities

Coordinates: 44°55′N, 79°22′W The Muskoka District Municipality, more generally referred to as the District of Muskoka, or simply Muskoka (the official name is the District Municipality of Muskoka) is a Regional Municipality located in Central Ontario. ... Bracebridge (2001 population 13,751) is a town and the seat of the Muskoka District Municipality of Ontario, Canada. ... Huntsville (2001 population: 17,338) is a town in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canada. ... The Township of Georgian Bay is an area municipality of the Muskoka District Municipality, in south-central Ontario, Canada. ... The Township of Lake of Bays is an area municipality of the Muskoka District Municipality, Ontario, Canada. ... The Township of Muskoka Lakes is an area municipality of the District Municipality of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. ... In the Canadian province of Ontario, there are three different types of census divisions: single-tier municipalities, upper-tier municipalities (of which can be regional municipalities or counties) and districts. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Gravenhurst, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (269 words)
Gravenhurst (2001 population 10,899) is a town in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canada.
The Town of Gravenhurst includes a large area of the District of Muskoka, known to Ontarians as "cottage country." The town centre borders on two lakes: Lake Muskoka, which is the largest lake in the Region, and Gull Lake, a smaller cottage-bordered lake.
Gravenhurst also declares itself the "Gateway to the Muskoka Lakes" and has a large gate bearing this message hanging over Muskoka District Road 169, the main road leading into town from Highway 11.
Michael Cole (2166 words)
The Gravenhurst economy slowly, subtlety, and uncontrollably merged into a south Muskoka economy, and that economy, initiated by Government decree, was centered in the Town of Bracebridge.
Gravenhurst would lose even more economic activity as a result, as we would be further swallowed up by development in Bracebridge.
Gravenhurst has by far the most to lose as a result of this restructuring, although my comments I think could very easily apply to some of the other communities in Muskoka as well, who are about to lose even more identity and control over their own economic destinies.
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