Armstrong, Ontario

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For the CNR divisional point in Thunder Bay District, see Armstrong, Thunder Bay District, Ontario.
Armstrong
Township (single-tier)
Township of Armstrong
View of Earlton
View of Earlton
Armstrong is located in Ontario
Armstrong
Armstrong
Coordinates: 47°42.5′N 79°49.5′W / 47.7083°N 79.8250°W / 47.7083; -79.8250Coordinates: 47°42.5′N 79°49.5′W / 47.7083°N 79.8250°W / 47.7083; -79.8250
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Timiskaming
Government
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Robert Éthier
 • Governing Body Armstrong Township Council
 • MP Charlie Angus[1]
 • MPP John Vanthof[2]
Area[3]
 • Land 90.33 km2 (34.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,216
 • Density 13.5/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code P0J 1E0
Area code(s) 705 (563 exchange)

Armstrong (2011 Population 1,216) is a township in the Timiskaming District of Ontario. The community of Earlton is part of Armstrong Township.

The township is named after Samuel Armstrong, an Independent member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Parry Sound from 1886 to 1890.

Contents

  • 1 Leisure
  • 2 Economy
  • 3 Transportation
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Leisure[edit]

  • Earlton Community Centre and Arena

Economy[edit]

Major employers:

  • LCBO
  • Foodland
  • Desjardins Group
  • Pro Hardware

The community is surrounded by farms.

Transportation[edit]

Earlton (Timiskaming Regional) Airport is a regional airport located in Earlton opened in 1937 as an emergency landing area for Trans Canada Airlines. The airport today served private light aircraft, it was served by NorOntair from 1973 to 1996 and used by the Air Defense Command in the 1950s.[4]

Ontario Highway 11 is the major road connecting the community with other areas in Timiskaming and beyond. The retail strip is located along 10th Street North.

See also[edit]

  • List of municipalities in Ontario
  • List of townships in Ontario
  • List of francophone communities in Ontario

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Voter Information Service". Elections Canada. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  2. ^ "MPP John Vanthof". Elections Ontario. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ a b "Armstrong Census Profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  4. ^ http://www.timiskairport.com/index.php/history

External links[edit]

  • Township of Armstrong