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In the Canadian province of Ontario, there are three different types of census divisions: single-tier municipalities, upper-tier municipalities (which can be regional municipalities or counties) and districts. They differ primarily in the services that they provide to their residents. Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... Census division is the next smallest political region below province or territory, in Canada, similar to a county. ... A regional municipality (or region) is a type of Canadian municipal government which works much like a county; the method of government depends on how it is defined. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... Districts are a form of local government in several countries. ...


The varying structures of municipal and regional governments in Ontario can sometimes be confusing, as they result from a variety of approaches to local government, implemented at different times by different provincial governments in specific areas to serve specific needs. Due to the vast disparities among Ontario's different regions, it would be extremely difficult for a provincial government to apply a consistent, unified system across the entire province.


In some cases, as well, a census division may retain its historical name even if it changes government type (eg. Oxford County, Haldimand County, Norfolk County and Prince Edward County are no longer counties even though they retain "county" in their name; Oxford is a regional municipality and the others are single-tier municipalities.) Oxford County, Ontario is a regional municipality and census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Haldimand is a single-tier municipality (but called a county) on the Niagara Peninsula in southern Ontario, on Lake Erie, and on the Grand River. ... Norfolk (pronounced nor-foke) is a county on Lake Erie in southwestern Ontario. ... The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward is a single-tier municipality and a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ...


These divisions are used by Statistics Canada to aggregate census data. A smaller municipality within a census division is called a census subdivision. Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with gathering and analysing statistics about Canada. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Census subdivision is a Canadian political region organized by Statistics Canada and determined by the provinces. ...


Several census divisions in Ontario have significantly changed their borders or been discontinued entirely. For more information, see also Historic counties of Ontario. The Canadian province of Ontario has several historic counties, which are past census divisions that no longer exist today. ...

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1. Algoma
2. Brant
3. Bruce
4. Chatham-Kent
5. Cochrane
6. Dufferin
7. Durham
8. Elgin
9. Essex
10. Frontenac
11. Greater Sudbury
12. Grey
13. Haldimand
14. Haliburton
15. Halton
16. Hamilton
17. Hastings
18. Huron
19. Kawartha Lakes
20. Kenora
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21. Lambton
22. Lanark
23. Leeds and Grenville
24. Lennox and Addington
25. Manitoulin
26. Middlesex
27. Muskoka
28. Niagara
29. Nipissing
30. Norfolk
31. Northumberland
32. Ottawa
33. Oxford
34. Parry Sound
35. Peel
36. Perth
37. Peterborough

38. Prescott and Russell
39. Prince Edward
40. Rainy River
41. Renfrew
42. Simcoe
43. Stormont, Dundas and Glengary
44. Sudbury
45. Thunder Bay
46. Timiskaming
47. Toronto
48. Waterloo
49. Wellington
50. York

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Single-tier municipalities

Single-Tier Municipalities of Ontario

A single-tier municipality is a census division which is governed by one municipal administration, with neither a county or regional government above it, nor further municipal subdivisions below it (cf. independent city). A single-tier municipality is either a former regional municipality or a former county, whose municipal governments were amalgamated in the 1990s into a single administration. A single-tier municipality should not be confused with a separated municipality, which is a municipality that is administratively separated from its county, but is not considered a separate census division. Image File history File links Single-Tier Municipalities of Ontario File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... An independent city can have several meanings: // Germany Flensburg USA A city in the United States of America that does not belong to any county, but rather interacts directly with the state government. ... // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... In the Canadian province of Ontario, municipalities operate in various hierarchies. ...


A single-tier municipality which is predominantly urban in nature may also be referred to as a megacity. Single-tier municipalities of this type (Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton and Greater Sudbury) were created where a former regional municipality consisted of a single dominant urban centre and its suburbs.

(* Brant County and the City of Brantford are still considered a single census division by Statistics Canada, even though they are two separate single-tier municipalities. Although Haldimand-Norfolk split in 2001 to become to two single-tier municipalities of Haldimand County and Norfolk County, they were still considered a single census division by Statistics Canada. It is unclear whether this will be true for the next census.) The Municipality of Chatham-Kent, is located in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Kent County is a historic county in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Categories: Stub | Cities in Ontario | Ontario counties and regions ... Motto: Come, let us build together. ... The Regional Municipality of Sudbury was a Regional Municipality in Ontario, Canada, which existed from 1973 to 2000. ... Haldimand is a single-tier municipality (but called a county) on the Niagara Peninsula in southern Ontario, on Lake Erie, and on the Grand River. ... The Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk was a regional municipality in the Canadian province of Ontario, which existed from 1974 to 2000. ... Cayuga is the name of a village in the province of Ontario, Canada located where Ontario Kings Highway #3 (the Talbot Trail) crosses the Grand River. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Area: 1,117. ... The Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth was proclaimed by the Progressive Conservative government of Ontario on January 1, 1974 (with legislation being passed the previous year). ... Location of Kawartha Lakes in Ontario The City of Kawartha Lakes is a city in east-central Ontario, Canada, and makes up the former County of Victoria. ... Victoria County was a county in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Lindsay (2001 population 16,930) is a community on the Scugog River in the Kawartha Lakes region of southern Ontario, Canada. ... Norfolk (pronounced nor-foke) is a county on Lake Erie in southwestern Ontario. ... The Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk was a regional municipality in the Canadian province of Ontario, which existed from 1974 to 2000. ... Simcoe is a town in southwestern Ontario, near Lake Erie, and is the seat of the City of Norfolk County (formerly the County of Norfolk, Ontario). ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton was a census division in Ontario, Canada which existed from 1969 until 2001. ... The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward is a single-tier municipality and a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Picton Harbour in the winter Picton is a town and the county seat of Prince Edward County in central Ontario, Canada. ... The city of Brant (or County of Brant) is a single-tier municipality and a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Galganov & Associates copyright holders, the photo is only being used for informational purposes, courtesy http://www. ... Brantford (2001 population 86,417)[1] is a city located on the Grand River in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ... The Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto was the name of the highest level of municipal government in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada, area from 1954 to 1997. ... Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with gathering and analysing statistics about Canada. ...


Regional municipalities

Regional Municipalities of Ontario

Regional municipalities (or regions) are upper-tier municipalities that generally have more servicing responsibilities than the counties. They generally provide the following services: maintenance and construction of arterial roads, transit, policing, sewer and water systems, waste disposal, region-wide land use planning and development, as well as health and social services. Image File history File links Regions of Ontario File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A road is a strip of land, smoothed or otherwise prepared to allow easier travel, connecting two or more destinations. ... The word transit, when used alone, has several possible meanings in English a modern rock band in Dallas, TX - [[]http://www. ... Sewers transport wastewater from buildings to treatment facilities. ... Water (from the Old English word wæter; c. ... Waste management is literally the process of managing waste materials (normally those produced as a result of human activities). ... Urban, city, or town planning, deals with design of the built environment from the municipal and metropolitan perspective. ... A social worker is a person employed in the administration of charity, social service, welfare, and poverty agencies, advocacy, or religious outreach programs. ...


Regions are typically more urbanized than counties. Regional municipalities are usually implemented in census divisions where an interconnected cluster of urban centres forms the majority of the division's area and population. Former regional municipalities which consisted of a single dominant centre and its suburbs were reincorporated in the 1990s as single-tier municipalities; those which were not so clearly dominated by a single municipality retained regional municipality status. Although Oxford County and the District Municipality of Muskoka are not titled as such, they are both legally considered regional municipalities under Part 1, Section 1 of the Ontario Municipal Act. // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ...


Regional seats are listed in brackets.

The Regional Municipality of Durham, commonly called Durham Region (2003 population 525,000), is a regional political area located east of Toronto, Ontario. ... Whitby (2004 population 110,000) is a town located east of Toronto on the north shore of Lake Ontario, and is the seat of Durham Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Halton Regional Municipality, or Halton Region, is located in Ontario, Canada, and is a part of the Greater Toronto Area. ... Milton (2004 population 47,500) is a town in southern Ontario, Canada, about 40 km west of Toronto on Highway 401, and is the western terminus for GO Transits Milton Line commuter train and bus corridor. ... 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... Bracebridge (2001 population 13,751) is a town and the seat of the Muskoka District Municipality of Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Building Community. ... Categories: Canada geography stubs | Cities in Ontario ... Oxford County, Ontario is a regional municipality and census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Woodstock (2001 population 33,061) is a city and county seat of Oxford County in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Working for you Area: 1,241. ... Motto: Welcomes you Area: 266. ... A map of Ontario with Waterloo Regional Municipality in red. ... Kitchener skyline Map of Kitchener The City of Kitchener, in southwestern Ontario, has a population of 190,399 (2001 census). ... Motto: ? Area: 1,761. ... Map showing Newmarkets location in York Region Newmarket is a town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has an area of 38. ...

Counties

Counties of Ontario

Counties have fewer responsibilities than regions, as the lower-tier municipalities (cities, towns, villages, townships) within the counties typically provide the majority of municipal services to their residents. The responsibilities of county governments are generally limited to the following: maintenance and construction of arterial roads, health and social services, and county land use planning. Counties are only found in Southern Ontario. Image File history File links Counties of Ontario File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... City lights from space. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... The term township generally means the district or area associated with a town. ...


Counties may be as large as regional municipalities in population, but their population density is generally lower (although not as low as in a district.) Counties may include major cities, such as London, Kingston and Windsor, but these cities have generally not evolved into urban agglomerations with other communities, as in regions and "megacities". Motto: Nickname: The Forest City City of London, Ontario, Canada location. ... Kingston, Ontario, with a population of approximately 146,8381 people, is located in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. ... }|135px|City of Windsor, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Windsor, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada location. ...


Counties may also include separated municipalities, communities that are considered part of the county for census purposes but are not administratively connected to the county. Municipalities are separated when regional or single-tier status is not appropriate for the municipality's population patterns, but their population is still large enough that it may adversely affect the county's ability to provide services to its smaller communities. In the Canadian province of Ontario, municipalities operate in various hierarchies. ...


County seats in brackets.

(* Frontenac County exists only by name, and was actually abolished in 1998. While the Frontenac Management Unit does oversee a limited number of services shared by Kingston and the townships, it does not exist as a typical Ontario county.) Bruce County is a county in western Ontario, Canada, and includes the Bruce Peninsula. ... Walkerton is a small town on the Saugeen River in Bruce County, Ontario, 75 km southwest of Owen Sound. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... Orangeville is a town in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: City of St. ... Essex County covers the area at the very tip of Southwestern Ontario. ... }|135px|City of Windsor, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Windsor, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada location. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... Kingston, Ontario, with a population of approximately 146,8381 people, is located in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... Owen Sound (44°34′ N 80°56′ W1; EST; 2001 population 21,431) is a city located on an inlet of Georgian Bay that is also called Owen Sound. ... Haliburton is a county of Ontario, Canada, known as a tourist and cottage industry area, for its scenery and for its resident artists. ... Minden is the county seat for Haliburton County in the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... Belleville (2004 population 49,060, metropolitan population 88,025) is located at the mouth of the Moira River on the Bay of Quinte in southeastern Ontario, Canada, in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... Goderich is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario and is the county seat of Huron County. ... Lambton County, Ontario is a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada (population 70,876 in 2001). ... Lanark County is a county located in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Perth is a town in eastern Ontario, Canada (pop. ... The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are located in Southeastern Ontario, Canada. ... Brockville (2001 population 21,375, metropolitan population 44,741) is located in the Thousand Islands region on the St. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... Greater Napanee (2001 population 15,132) is a town in Lennox and Addington County in eastern Ontario, Canada approximately 40 kilometres west of Kingston. ... Middlesex County is a census division located in Western Ontario. ... Motto: Nickname: The Forest City City of London, Ontario, Canada location. ... Northumberland County is situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario, in eastern Ontario, Canada. ... Cobourg (2001 population 17,172) is a town on Lake Ontario some 75 km east of Toronto. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... Ontario street in the Summertime in Stratford Stratford (2001 population 29,676) is a city on the Avon River in Perth County, in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Peterborough County is located in Ontario, Canada. ... Peterborough (2004 population 74,600 and the metropolitan population numbers 102,423) is a city on the Otonabee River in central-eastern Ontario, Canada, 125km northeast of Toronto. ... The United Counties of Prescott and Russell are consolidated counties located in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... LOrignal is a village in Champlain Township, Ontario. ... Renfrew is a county in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Pembroke (2004 population 14,700 or 23,679 including the immediate surrounding area) is a city on the Ottawa River in the Ottawa Valley in eastern Ontario, Canada. ... Simcoe is a county located in central Ontario. ... Barrie, on Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Barrie, Ontario (2003 population 121,248, metropolitan population 168,492) is located on Kempenfelt Bay, an arm of Lake Simcoe in south-central Ontario, Canada. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... Cornwall (2001 population 45,640, metropolitan population 57,581)[1] is a city in southeastern Ontario, Canada and seat of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario, located on the St. ... Wellington County (population 75,574) is a county located in Ontario, Canada. ... Guelph (pronounced gwÄ›lf) (2004 population 125,872, metropolitan population 155,635) is a city located in southwestern Ontario, Canada, roughly 100 kilometres west of downtown Toronto along Ontario provincial highway 401. ...


Districts

Districts of Ontario

Districts are regional areas in Northern Ontario, but these are simply territorial boundaries that do not serve any municipal government purpose. Many of these districts are comprised primarily of unincorporated lands. Some districts may have District Social Service Administration Boards, which are designed to provide certain social services, but they do not serve a governmental function. Image File history File links Districts of Ontario File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario, Canada, which lies north of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, the French River and Lake Nipissing. ...


In a district, all services are provided either by the local municipality or directly by the provincial government. Much of Northern Ontario is sparsely populated, so a county government structure would not be an efficient or cost-effective method of administration. Only one census division in Northern Ontario, the City of Greater Sudbury, has a local government which offers county-type services. Motto: Come, let us build together. ...


District seats in brackets.

Algoma District is a district and census division in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Sault Ste. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario districts ... Cochrane, Ontario, Canada is a northern Ontario town situated on Highway 11. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario districts ... Kenora (2001 population 15,838) is a city situated on the Lake of the Woods in northwestern Ontario, Canada close to the Manitoba border, about 200km east of Winnipeg. ... The Manitoulin District is a district in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Gore Bay is a town on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario districts ... North Bay (46°32′ N 79°46′ W, time zone EST) is a city in Northeastern Ontario, Canada (2001 population 52,771). ... Parry Sound District is a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Parry Sound (2001 census population 6,120) is a town in central Ontario, Canada, on the shore of Parry Sound (part of Georgian Bay), 165 kilometres south of Sudbury and 225 kilometres north of Toronto. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario districts ... Fort Frances, Ontario is a town, located in the northwestern part of Ontario, Canada. ... The Sudbury District is a district in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Espanola (2001 census population 5,449) is a town in Northern Ontario, Canada. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario districts ... Motto: Superior by nature. ... Timiskaming is a district and census division in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Temiskaming Shores, Ontario is a city in the Canadian province of Ontario. ...

See also

This is a list of the census divisions in Ontario in order of population. ...

External link

  • Population for Ontario Counties & Districts (Statistics Canada)


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List of Ontario census divisions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (985 words)
In the Canadian province of Ontario, there are three different types of census divisions: single-tier municipalities, upper-tier municipalities (which can be regional municipalities or counties) and districts.
Regional municipalities are usually implemented in census divisions where an interconnected cluster of urban centres forms the majority of the division's area and population.
Counties may be as large as regional municipalities in population, but their population density is generally lower (although not as low as in a district.) Counties may include major cities, such as London, Kingston and Windsor, but these cities have generally not evolved into urban agglomerations with other communities, as in regions and "megacities".
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