Grand Valley, Ontario

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Grand Valley
Township (lower-tier)
Town of Grand Valley
Coat of arms of Grand Valley
Coat of arms
Motto: Nature's Playground
Grand Valley within Dufferin County
Grand Valley within Dufferin County
Grand Valley is located in Southern Ontario
Grand Valley
Grand Valley
Grand Valley in relation to southern Ontario
Coordinates: 43°57′N 80°22′W / 43.950°N 80.367°W / 43.950; -80.367Coordinates: 43°57′N 80°22′W / 43.950°N 80.367°W / 43.950; -80.367
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Dufferin
Formed January 1, 1995
Government
 • Mayor Steve Soloman
 • Federal riding Dufferin—Caledon
 • Prov. riding Dufferin—Caledon
Area[1]
 • Land 158.23 km2 (61.09 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 2,956
 • Density 18.7/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code L9W
Area code(s) 519 and 226
Website [1]

The Town of Grand Valley (formerly The Township of East Luther Grand Valley) is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, composed of the former Township of East Luther and the former Village of Grand Valley. The township is located within Dufferin County, and includes part of the Luther Marsh. The marsh covers over 10,000 acres (40 km²) including Luther Lake. The Grand River is one of the major sites in the town.

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 1.1 Town limits
    • 1.2 Communities
  • 2 History
  • 3 Local government
    • 3.1 Municipal Office
    • 3.2 Council
  • 4 Grand Valley B.I.A.
  • 5 Demographics
  • 6 Movies filmed in Grand Valley
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Geography[edit]

Town limits[edit]

  • The township's northern limit is Highway 10 and Highway 89; north of the limit is the township of Melancthon.
  • The township's southern limit is Dufferin County Road 109; south of the limit is the township of East Garafraxa.
  • The township's eastern limit is Amaranth-East Luther Townline; east of the limit is the township of Amaranth.
  • The township's western limit is East Luther-West Luther Line; west of the limit is the township of Wellington North.

Communities[edit]

The township comprises the communities of Colbeck, Grand Valley, Leggatt, Monticello, Peepabun, Damascus and Tarbert.

History[edit]

The formation of the town under the name Township of East Luther Grand Valley was a result of an amalgamation effective January 1, 1995 of the Township of East Luther and the Village of Grand Valley. In September 2012, the name was changed to the Town of Grand Valley.[2] Grand Valley was damaged by an F4 tornado on May 31, 1985 that destroyed much of the town's infrastructure, which has since been rebuilt.

Local government[edit]

Municipal Office[edit]

The Municipal Office for the Town of Grand Valley is located at:
5 Main Street North
Grand Valley, ON
L9W 5S6

Council[edit]

  • Mayor: Steve Soloman
  • Deputy Mayor: Rick Taylor
  • Councillors:
  1. Elizabeth Taylor
  2. John Ince
  3. Philip Rentsch

Grand Valley B.I.A.[edit]

The Grand Valley B.I.A. is encouraging commerce developments in the town. In an attempt to accommodate new development, the town is in the process of updating the By-laws.

The Grand Valley B.I.A., is the smallest BIA in Ontario.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Grand Valley, Ontario community profile
2016 2011
Population: 2,956 (8.4% from 2011) 2726 (-4.1% from 2006)
Land area: 158.23 km2 (61.09 sq mi) 158.23 km2 (61.09 sq mi)
Population density: 18.7/km2 (48/sq mi) 17.2/km2 (45/sq mi)
Median age: 41.5 (M: 41.1, F: 41.8)
Total private dwellings: 1048
Median household income:
References: 2016[1] 2011[3] earlier[4]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2016: 2956
  • Population in 2011: 2726
  • Population in 2006: 2844
  • Population in 2001: 2842
  • Population in 1996: 2773
  • Population in 1991: 2501

Movies filmed in Grand Valley[edit]

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2007) [2]

See also[edit]

  • List of townships in Ontario

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2016 Community Profiles". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 census

External links[edit]

  • Township of East Luther Grand Valley