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Encyclopedia > Port Perry, Ontario

Port Perry, Ontario, (Pop. 5,000: estimate, 2001) is a community located in Scugog Township, Durham Region, Ontario, Canada. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1,076... Scugog, township in south-central Ontario, in the Regional Municipality of Durham in the Greater Toronto Area. ... The Regional Municipality of Durham, commonly called Durham Region (2003 population 525,000), is a regional political area located east of Toronto, Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1,076...

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History

Settler Peter Perry laid out village lots on the shore of Lake Scugog in 1848 on the site of a former native village known as Scugog Village. The townsite was named Port Perry in 1852 and incorporated as a Village in 1871. The village was amalgamated with Cartwright, Reach and Scugog Townships to form the Township of Scugog in 1974 upon the creation of the Regional Municipality of Durham. Peter Perry (November 14, 1792-August 24, 1851) was a businessman and political figure in Upper Canada. ... Lake Scugog is a lake in Scugog Township near the town of Port Perry, Ontario. ... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Reach, Ontario is a geographic township and former municipality located in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada. ...


Current status

Port Perry serves as the administrative and commercial centre for Scugog. Major employers include Schneider Meats, Great Blue Heron Charity Casino, and International Candle Enterprises. The town is home to a 24-bed hospital, the Scugog Township municipal offices and several retail establishments. Many Port Perry residents commute to other centres in Durham Region and beyond. Maple Leaf Foods TSX: MFI is a major Canadian food processing company. ... Great Blue Heron is located near the town of Port Perry, northeast of Toronto, Ontario and eas of Casino Niagara. ...


Culture & recreation

As noted, the community is located on Lake Scugog, and features 2 popular lakeside parks (Palmer and Birdseye). It is known in the area for its picturesque Victorian-era downtown, featuring many clothing stores, eateries, cafés, bookstores, and antique shops. In the summer, there are a number of festivals, including the Mississauga First Nation PowWow, the Highland Games, and StreetFest. There are also numerous golf courses. Other attractions in Port Perry and surrounding area include the Great Blue Heron Charity Casino, the Scugog Arena, Scugog Memorial Library (featuring the Kent Farndale Art Gallery), Ocala Winery, Scugog Shores Historical Museum, and the Northwood Buffalo and Exotic Animal Ranch. Cruises on Lake Scugog aboard "The Woodman" are also possible. The Mississaugas are a native people located in Southern Ontario. ... Great Blue Heron is located near the town of Port Perry, northeast of Toronto, Ontario and eas of Casino Niagara. ...


Trivia

Daniel David Palmer, the founder of chiropractic, spent his childhood in this town. Port Perry has attracted many film crews over the years, both feature film and television. It was used extensively in the movie Fly Away Home where it played itself. Port Perry also doubled as the Maine town of Mooseport in the film Welcome to Mooseport. Port Perry was also used briefly as a small town in New Hampshire during the 6th season of The West Wing. Daniel David Palmer or DD Palmer (March 7, 1845 – October 20, 1913) was the founder of chiropractic. ... Chiropractic is a complementary and alternative health care profession with the purpose of diagnosing and treating mechanical disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system with the intention of affecting the nervous system and improving health. ... Fly Away Home is a 1996 movie about the daughter (Anna Paquin) of a divorced man (Jeff Daniels) who, with her father, leads a flock of geese from Canada to a wildlife refuge in the US. External links Official site Fly Away Home at the Internet Movie Database Categories: 1996... Welcome to Mooseport DVD cover Welcome to Mooseport is a 2004 movie starring Ray Romano and Gene Hackman. ... The West Wing is an American television serial drama created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast from 1999 to 2006. ...


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