Paisley, Ontario

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Paisley
Settlement
Hose tower paisley 2009 tac.jpg
Historic Hose Tower in Paisley built in 1891
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Southwestern Ontario
County Bruce
Municipality Arran-Elderslie
Elevation 217 m (712 ft)
Coordinates 44°18′27″N 81°16′27″W / 44.30750°N 81.27417°W / 44.30750; -81.27417Coordinates: 44°18′27″N 81°16′27″W / 44.30750°N 81.27417°W / 44.30750; -81.27417
First settled 1851 (1851)
Timezone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Area code 519, 226
Location of Paisley in southern Ontario

Paisley is now an unincorporated community and village in the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie, Bruce County in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.[1] Paisley is defined by its position at the confluence of the Saugeen River and the Teeswater River, and at the junction of Bruce Roads 1, 11, and 3.

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Notable persons
  • 3 Climate
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

History[edit]

Paisley began with the settlement in 1851 of Simon Orchard and Samuel T. Rowe at the site of what would become the village of Paisley. The village was named in 1856 after Paisley, Renfrewshire in Scotland. [2]

Notable persons[edit]

  • Alexander James McPhail, the agricultural reformer, was born in Paisley in 1883.
  • Marshall Kay, a paleontologist prominently involved with the study of continental drift, was born in Paisley in 1904.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Paisley
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.2
(54)
14.0
(57.2)
23.0
(73.4)
28.5
(83.3)
32.2
(90)
33.9
(93)
34.5
(94.1)
35.0
(95)
32.8
(91)
27.2
(81)
21.0
(69.8)
18.5
(65.3)
35.0
(95)
Average high °C (°F) −3.2
(26.2)
−2.6
(27.3)
2.5
(36.5)
10.2
(50.4)
17.8
(64)
22.1
(71.8)
25.0
(77)
24.0
(75.2)
19.5
(67.1)
12.8
(55)
5.9
(42.6)
−0.5
(31.1)
11.1
(52)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7
(19)
−6.9
(19.6)
−2.2
(28)
5.1
(41.2)
11.5
(52.7)
15.9
(60.6)
18.9
(66)
18.2
(64.8)
14.1
(57.4)
8.2
(46.8)
2.5
(36.5)
−3.8
(25.2)
6.2
(43.2)
Average low °C (°F) −10.7
(12.7)
−11.3
(11.7)
−6.8
(19.8)
0.1
(32.2)
5.2
(41.4)
9.6
(49.3)
12.7
(54.9)
12.4
(54.3)
8.8
(47.8)
3.5
(38.3)
−0.9
(30.4)
−7.1
(19.2)
1.3
(34.3)
Record low °C (°F) −37.2
(−35)
−40.0
(−40)
−33.0
(−27.4)
−18.9
(−2)
−6.1
(21)
−2.2
(28)
2.2
(36)
0
(32)
−5.5
(22.1)
−8.3
(17.1)
−17.5
(0.5)
−31
(−24)
−40
(−40)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 144
(5.67)
93
(3.66)
88.4
(3.48)
70.3
(2.768)
75.5
(2.972)
76.4
(3.008)
73.9
(2.909)
101.2
(3.984)
111
(4.37)
98.2
(3.866)
110.7
(4.358)
150
(5.91)
1,192.7
(46.957)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 18.4
(0.724)
23.4
(0.921)
50.7
(1.996)
60.1
(2.366)
75.4
(2.969)
76.4
(3.008)
73.9
(2.909)
101.2
(3.984)
111
(4.37)
97.2
(3.827)
74.3
(2.925)
40.6
(1.598)
802.6
(31.598)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 125.7
(49.49)
69.6
(27.4)
37.7
(14.84)
10.3
(4.06)
0.1
(0.04)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.4)
36.4
(14.33)
109.4
(43.07)
390.1
(153.58)
Source: Environment Canada[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paisley". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  2. ^ Rayburn, Alan (1997). Place names of Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 263. ISBN 0-8020-7207-0. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  3. ^ Environment Canada—[1], accessed 7 May 2013
  • Robertson, Norman (1906). "The History of the County of Bruce and of the minor municipalities therein, Province of Ontario, Canada". William Briggs (via ouroots.ca). Retrieved 2008-10-09. 

External links[edit]

  • Paisley and District Chamber of Commerce
  • Municipality of Arran-Elderslie
  • Bruce County Official Website