Harley, Ontario

Harley is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario. Located within the Timiskaming District, Harley is located directly north of the city of Temiskaming Shores.

For the community with the same name in Burford Township, see: Harley, Brant County, Ontario.
Harley
Township of Harley
Harley
Coordinates: 47°37′00″N 79°42′00″W
Country Canada
Province Ontario
DistrictTimiskaming
Established1896
Incorporated1904
Government
  TypeTownship
  ReevePauline Archambault
  Federal ridingTimmins—James Bay
  Prov. ridingTimiskaming—Cochrane
Area
  Land92.3 km2 (35.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
  Total551
  Density6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
P0J 1P0
Area code(s)705
Websitewww.harley.ca

It is believed to be named in honour of Archibald Harley, former Member of Parliament for Oxford South.[2]

Arnold Peters, a Member of Parliament from 1957 to 1980, was born in Uno Park.

Communities

The township's main settlement is the community of Hanbury. The ghost town of Uno Park is also located within the township.

History

In 1896, the township was opened up for settlement. Settlers arrived first by boat on the Wabi Creek and later on via the North Dymond and Harley Road (since 1937 known as Highway 11). It was incorporated in 1904.[2]

Initially the land was covered with spruce, tamarack, cedar, and poplar, that supported a thriving lumber industry. Having been cleared of most forests, Harley's main economic activity shifted to agriculture.[2]

Demographics

Harley, Ontario
Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1991 603    
1996 608+0.8%
2001 557−8.4%
2006 551−1.1%
2011 539−2.2%
2016 551+2.2%
[3][4][1]

Private dwellings, excluding seasonal cottages: 209 (total: 216).[1]

Mother tongue (2006):[5]

  • English as first language: 60.5%
  • French as first language: 39.5%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%

See also

References

  1. "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Harley, Township". Statistics Canada. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  2. "History". Township of Harley. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
  3. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  4. 2011 Census Profile
  5. "2006 Community Profile".
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