Hawk Junction, Ontario

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Hawk Junction is a community with a local services board in the Canadian province of Ontario,[1] located just north of Highway 101, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Wawa.

The community was established by people of Italian, Scottish and French descent in 1909 when the Algoma Central Railway was built through the area. In 1923-1924 it was destroyed by fire. The community was rebuilt and is now a terminal for the Algoma Central Railway.[2]

In September 2017, the last operating business, the Big Bear Hotel, closed, leaving Hawk Junction without any stores or services.[3] Residents need to drive to the nearby town of Wawa for any services. It is a popular starting point for wilderness hunting and fishing trips. During the winter Hawk Junction is a major snowmobile drop off point.[2]

ACR station in Hawk Junction
Quiet main street

Demographics[edit]

Census Population
2006 244
2011 190
Canada census – Hawk Junction, Ontario community profile
2011 2006
Population: 190 (-22.1% from 2006) 244 (% from 2001)
Land area: 83.14 km2 (32.10 sq mi) 83.14 km2 (32.10 sq mi)
Population density: 2.29/km2 (5.9/sq mi) 2.93/km2 (7.6/sq mi)
Median age: 53.9 (M: , F: )
Total private dwellings: 135
Median household income:
References: 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Local Services Boards, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 737. Canadian Legal Information Institute.
  2. ^ a b Algoma Country communities
  3. ^ "Last Business In Hawk Junction Closes". Sault Online. September 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 


Coordinates: 48°04′59″N 84°33′00″W / 48.083°N 84.550°W / 48.083; -84.550 (Hawk Junction)