Armstrong, Ontario

Armstrong (2016 Population 1,166) is a township in the Timiskaming District of Ontario. The community of Earlton is part of Armstrong Township.

Armstrong
Township of Armstrong
Aerial View of Armstrong
Armstrong
Armstrong
Coordinates: 47°42.5′N 79°49.5′W
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
DistrictTimiskaming
Government
  TypeTownship
  MayorJean Marc Boileau
  Governing BodyArmstrong Township Council
  MPCharlie Angus[1]
  MPPJohn Vanthof[2]
Area
  Land90.20 km2 (34.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
  Total1,166
  Density12.9/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Postal code
P0J 1E0
Area code(s)705 (563 exchange)

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

Leisure

  • Earlton Community Centre and Arena

Economy

Major employers:

The community is renowned for its dairy and cash crop farms.

Transportation

Earlton (Timiskaming Regional) Airport is a regional airport located in Earlton, which opened in 1937 as an emergency landing area for Trans-Canada Air Lines. The airport today serves private light aircraft. It was served by NorOntair from 1973 to 1996, and by the Air Defense Command in the 1950s.[5]

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

References

  1. "Voter Information Service". Elections Canada. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  2. "MPP John Vanthof". Elections Ontario. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  3. "Armstrong Census Profile". 2016 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  4. "Earlton Timber Mart".
  5. "History". Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
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