Estaire, Ontario

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Estaire
Settlement
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Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Northeastern Ontario
District Sudbury
Part Sudbury, Unorganized, North
Elevation 229 m (751 ft)
Coordinates 46°18′38″N 80°47′43″W / 46.31056°N 80.79528°W / 46.31056; -80.79528Coordinates: 46°18′38″N 80°47′43″W / 46.31056°N 80.79528°W / 46.31056; -80.79528
Timezone Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) Eastern Time Zone (UTC-4)
FSA P0M
Area code 705, 249
Location of Estaire in Ontario

Estaire is an unincorporated community in the Unorganized North Part of Sudbury District in Northeastern Ontario, Canada.[1] It is located in geographic Burwash Township,[2] approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) south of the southern city limits of Greater Sudbury.

Estaire was formerly located directly along the route of Highway 69, but has been bypassed by a freeway, part of the extension of Ontario Highway 400, since November 13, 2009.[3] The former alignment of Highway 69 extending southerly from Sudbury now has the street name Estaire Road, and the community's access to the freeway is by way of an interchange at Nelson Road.[3] The opening of the new freeway reduced the number of highway travellers passing through the village, resulting in the closure of various local gas stations and restaurants due to decreased business.[citation needed]

The community has a modest residential population, but is primarily a recreational cottage country community. The nearby Lake Nepewassi[2] is one of the region's most popular recreational lakes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estaire". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Burwash" (PDF). Geology Ontario - Historic Claim Maps. Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  3. ^ a b "New section of 69 opens to public". Northern Life. November 13, 2009. Retrieved November 5, 2011.