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Midland
Town of Midland
Downtown Midland
Downtown Midland
Coat of arms of Midland
Midland is located in Simcoe County
Midland
Midland
Midland is located in Southern Ontario
Midland
Midland
Coordinates: 44°45′N 79°53′W / 44.750°N 79.883°W / 44.750; -79.883Coordinates: 44°45′N 79°53′W / 44.750°N 79.883°W / 44.750; -79.883
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
CountySimcoe
Incorporated1890
Government
 • MayorBill Gordon
 • Governing BodyMidland Town Council
 • MPsAdam Chambers
 • MPPsJill Dunlop
Area
 • Land35.34 km2 (13.64 sq mi)
 • Metro
199.94 km2 (77.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Town (lower-tier)16,864
 • Density477.3/km2 (1,236/sq mi)
 • Metro
35,419
 • Metro density177.2/km2 (459/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Forward Sortation Area
Area code705
Websitewww.Midland.ca

Midland is a town located on Georgian Bay in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. It is part of the Huronia/Wendat region of Central Ontario.

Located at the southern end of Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands, Midland is the economic centre of the region, with a 125-bed hospital and a local airport (Midland/Huronia Airport). It is the main town of the southern Georgian Bay area. In the summer months, the area's population grows to over 100,000 with seasonal visitors to more than 8,000 cottages, resort hotels, provincial and national parks in the surrounding municipalities of Penetanguishene, Tiny, Tay, and Beausoleil First Nation.

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Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay is a large bay of Lake Huron, in the Laurentia bioregion. It is located entirely within the borders of Ontario, Canada. The main body of the bay lies east of the Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island. To its northwest is the North Channel.

Simcoe County

Simcoe County

Simcoe County is located in the central portion of Southern Ontario, Canada. The county is just north of the Greater Toronto Area, stretching from the shores of Lake Simcoe in the east to Georgian Bay in the west. Simcoe County forms part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe area, a densely populated and industrialized region, centred on the Greater Toronto Area.

Ontario

Ontario

Ontario is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. Located in Central Canada, it is Canada's most populous province, with 38.3 percent of the country's population, and is the second-largest province by total area. Ontario is Canada's fourth-largest jurisdiction in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto, which is Ontario's provincial capital.

Huronia (region)

Huronia (region)

Huronia is a historical region in the province of Ontario, Canada. It is positioned between lakes Erie, Ontario, and Huron. Similarly to the latter, it takes its name from the Wendat or Huron, an Iroquoian-speaking people, who lived there from prehistoric times until 1649 during the Beaver Wars when they were defeated and displaced by the Five Nations of the Iroquois who lived in New York.

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Central Ontario is a secondary region of Southern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario that lies between Georgian Bay and the eastern end of Lake Ontario.

Hospital

Hospital

A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized health science and auxiliary healthcare staff and medical equipment. The best-known type of hospital is the general hospital, which typically has an emergency department to treat urgent health problems ranging from fire and accident victims to a sudden illness. A district hospital typically is the major health care facility in its region, with many beds for intensive care and additional beds for patients who need long-term care. Specialized hospitals include trauma centers, rehabilitation hospitals, children's hospitals, seniors' (geriatric) hospitals, and hospitals for dealing with specific medical needs such as psychiatric treatment and certain disease categories. Specialized hospitals can help reduce health care costs compared to general hospitals. Hospitals are classified as general, specialty, or government depending on the sources of income received.

Midland/Huronia Airport

Midland/Huronia Airport

Midland/Huronia Airport is located 4 nautical miles south southwest of Midland, Ontario, Canada.

Penetanguishene

Penetanguishene

Penetanguishene, sometimes shortened to Penetang, is a town in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the southeasterly tip of Georgian Bay. Incorporated on February 22, 1882, this bilingual community has a population of 8,962 in the Canada 2016 Census.

Tiny, Ontario

Tiny, Ontario

Tiny, also known as Tiny Township, is a township in Simcoe County, south-central Ontario, Canada. The Township of Tiny can be found in the southern Georgian Bay region and is approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) long or 410 square kilometres (160 sq mi).

Tay, Ontario

Tay, Ontario

Tay is a township in Central Ontario, Canada, located in Simcoe County in the southern Georgian Bay region. The township was named in 1822 after a pet dog of Lady Sarah Maitland (1792–1873), wife of Sir Peregrine Maitland, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. Two other adjoining townships were also named for her pet dogs, Tiny and Flos.

Beausoleil First Nation

Beausoleil First Nation

Beausoleil First Nation is an Ojibwe First Nation band government located in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. The main settlement of the Beausoleil First Nation is on Christian Island, Ontario, Canada in southern Georgian Bay. As of 2018, the total number of status Native Americans registered with the First Nation is 2,587. The on-reserve population is 614.

History

The town of Midland was founded when, in 1871, the Midland Railway of Canada selected the sparsely populated community of Mundy's Bay as the new terminus of the Midland railway. At that time the Midland railway ran from Port Hope to Beaverton. The town site was surveyed in 1872–3 and the line to the town was completed by 1879. Settlers, attracted by the convenience of rail service, soon began to move into the area.[2] The company sold off lots in town (Midland City) to help finance the settlement. The village (incorporated in 1878) thrived based on Georgian Bay shipping and the lumber and grain trade. Incorporated into a town in 1890, a number of light industrial companies have established themselves in the area and tourism in the southern Georgian Bay area also contributes to the economy.

2010 tornado

On June 23, 2010, Midland was struck by an F2 tornado, causing $15 million in damage.[3] The most significant damage was reported at Smith's Camp, a trailer park at the south end of the town, where several mobile homes were completely destroyed. At one point, for the first time in 25 years, Emergency Management Ontario upgraded Environment Canada's Tornado warning to an extreme severe weather warning called "Red Alert" which was issued for most of Southern Ontario's cottage country due to the approaching severe weather and the possibility of violent tornadoes, informing residents in the area that they should seek shelter. In addition, a State of emergency was also declared in Midland. While electrical service was knocked out for a time, there were no fatalities caused by the storm.[4]

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Midland Railway of Canada

Midland Railway of Canada

The Midland Railway of Canada was a historical Canadian railway which ran from Port Hope, Ontario to Midland on Georgian Bay. The line was originally intended to run to Peterborough, but the competing Cobourg and Peterborough Railway was completed in 1854 and the owner's plans changed. Redirecting the line northward, it opened as the Port Hope, Lindsay & Beaverton Railway, a much longer line than originally planned. A further expansion launched in 1869 pushed the line westward towards Georgian Bay, and prompted renaming as the Midland Railway.

Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay is a large bay of Lake Huron, in the Laurentia bioregion. It is located entirely within the borders of Ontario, Canada. The main body of the bay lies east of the Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island. To its northwest is the North Channel.

Grain trade

Grain trade

The grain trade refers to the local and international trade in cereals and other food grains such as wheat, barley, maize, and rice. Grain is an important trade item because it is easily stored and transported with limited spoilage, unlike other agricultural products. Healthy grain supply and trade is important to many societies, providing a caloric base for most food systems as well as important role in animal feed for animal agriculture.

Tornado warning

Tornado warning

A tornado warning is a severe weather warning product of the National Weather Service that is issued by regional offices of weather forecasting agencies throughout the world to alert the public when a tornado has been reported or indicated by weather radar within the parent severe thunderstorm. It can be issued after a tornado, funnel cloud and rotation in the clouds has been witnessed by the public, storm chasers, emergency management or law enforcement, and indicates that residents in the affected areas should take immediate safety precautions.

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario is a primary region of the province of Ontario, Canada, the other primary region being Northern Ontario. It is the most densely populated and southernmost region in Canada. The exact northern boundary of Southern Ontario is disputed; however, the core region is situated south of Algonquin Park, the latter being in an area of transition between coniferous forest north of the French and Mattawa Rivers and southern deciduous forest. It covers between 14 and 15% of the province, depending on the inclusion of the Parry Sound and Muskoka districts which also lie in the transitional area between northern and southern forest regions. With approximately 13.5 million people, the region is home to approximately 36% of Canada's population of 37.0 million.

State of emergency

State of emergency

A state of emergency is a situation in which a government is empowered to be able to put through policies that it would normally not be permitted to do, for the safety and protection of its citizens. A government can declare such a state during a natural disaster, civil unrest, armed conflict, medical pandemic or epidemic or other biosecurity risk. Justitium is its equivalent in Roman law—a concept in which the Roman Senate could put forward a final decree that was not subject to dispute yet helped save lives in times of strife.

Geography and climate

Midland is located at the south end of the Georgian Bay and is the northern anchor of the Simcoe County.

Midland has a humid continental climate under the Köppen climate classification (Köppen Dfb) and has four distinct seasons. The climate is nearly the same as much of Southern Ontario and has balmy summers and chilly winters. Thunderstorms, hailstorms, snowstorm, lake effect snow and freezing rain are also common for this city.

Climate data for Midland (Midland Water Pollution Control Plant), 1981−2010 normals
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.0
(57.2)
15.0
(59.0)
23.5
(74.3)
30.0
(86.0)
34.0
(93.2)
35.5
(95.9)
34.5
(94.1)
34.5
(94.1)
32.5
(90.5)
30.0
(86.0)
22.0
(71.6)
18.0
(64.4)
35.5
(95.9)
Average high °C (°F) −3.7
(25.3)
−1.5
(29.3)
3.0
(37.4)
10.9
(51.6)
17.4
(63.3)
23.2
(73.8)
25.6
(78.1)
24.6
(76.3)
20.4
(68.7)
13.3
(55.9)
6.4
(43.5)
0.5
(32.9)
11.7
(53.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −8.5
(16.7)
−6.4
(20.5)
−1.9
(28.6)
5.8
(42.4)
12.2
(54.0)
18.1
(64.6)
20.8
(69.4)
19.9
(67.8)
15.9
(60.6)
9.3
(48.7)
3.2
(37.8)
−3.1
(26.4)
7.1
(44.8)
Average low °C (°F) −13.2
(8.2)
−11.4
(11.5)
−6.7
(19.9)
0.7
(33.3)
7.0
(44.6)
12.9
(55.2)
15.9
(60.6)
15.2
(59.4)
11.4
(52.5)
5.3
(41.5)
−0.1
(31.8)
−6.7
(19.9)
2.5
(36.5)
Record low °C (°F) −36
(−33)
−36
(−33)
−31
(−24)
−16.5
(2.3)
−3
(27)
2.0
(35.6)
4.0
(39.2)
4.0
(39.2)
0.0
(32.0)
−4.5
(23.9)
−19
(−2)
−31
(−24)
−36
(−33)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 109.8
(4.32)
69.9
(2.75)
65.7
(2.59)
65.1
(2.56)
92.8
(3.65)
89.5
(3.52)
72.7
(2.86)
77.9
(3.07)
99.1
(3.90)
90.1
(3.55)
103.6
(4.08)
104.4
(4.11)
1,040.6
(40.97)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 21.5
(0.85)
20.9
(0.82)
36.1
(1.42)
59.3
(2.33)
92.8
(3.65)
89.5
(3.52)
72.7
(2.86)
77.9
(3.07)
99.1
(3.90)
88.0
(3.46)
74.8
(2.94)
27.5
(1.08)
760
(29.9)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 88.3
(34.8)
49.3
(19.4)
29.6
(11.7)
5.9
(2.3)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
2.1
(0.8)
28.9
(11.4)
76.9
(30.3)
280.9
(110.6)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 17 11.7 11.2 11.6 13.1 11.1 10.3 11.1 12.9 15.6 16.4 16.8 158.6
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 3.2 3.1 5.2 10.1 13.1 11.1 10.3 11.1 12.9 15.3 12.1 5.3 113.1
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 14.7 9.4 6.7 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.70 5.5 12 51
Source: Environment Canada[5]

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Humid continental climate

Humid continental climate

A humid continental climate is a climatic region defined by Russo-German climatologist Wladimir Köppen in 1900, typified by four distinct seasons and large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters. Precipitation is usually distributed throughout the year but often does have dry seasons. The definition of this climate regarding temperature is as follows: the mean temperature of the coldest month must be below 0 °C (32.0 °F) or −3 °C (26.6 °F) depending on the isotherm, and there must be at least four months whose mean temperatures are at or above 10 °C (50 °F). In addition, the location in question must not be semi-arid or arid. The cooler Dfb, Dwb, and Dsb subtypes are also known as hemiboreal climates.

Köppen climate classification

Köppen climate classification

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by German-Russian climatologist Wladimir Köppen (1846–1940) in 1884, with several later modifications by Köppen, notably in 1918 and 1936. Later, German climatologist Rudolf Geiger (1894–1981) introduced some changes to the classification system, which is thus sometimes called the Köppen–Geiger climate classification.

Precipitation

Precipitation

In meteorology, precipitation is any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls from clouds due to gravitational pull. The main forms of precipitation include drizzle, rain, sleet, snow, ice pellets, graupel and hail. Precipitation occurs when a portion of the atmosphere becomes saturated with water vapor, so that the water condenses and "precipitates" or falls. Thus, fog and mist are not precipitation but colloids, because the water vapor does not condense sufficiently to precipitate. Two processes, possibly acting together, can lead to air becoming saturated: cooling the air or adding water vapor to the air. Precipitation forms as smaller droplets coalesce via collision with other rain drops or ice crystals within a cloud. Short, intense periods of rain in scattered locations are called showers.

Local attractions

Around the centre of Midland there are a number of murals, most of which were painted by now deceased artist Fred Lenz. The largest, depicting a meeting between a local native and Jesuit Missionary Jean de Brebeuf is on the silos overlooking the main harbour. This work was completed by Lenz's sons following his death in 2001.[6]

Notable sites in or near Midland include the Jesuit mission of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, which is now a living museum depicting missionary life in the 17th century. The Martyrs' Shrine is a Roman Catholic church commemorating the Canadian Martyrs, eight missionaries from Sainte-Marie who were martyred during the Huron-Iroquois wars. Pope John Paul II held a pastoral meeting at this site in September 1984.

The Huronia Museum is a history and art museum which features the Huron Village, a reconstruction of a typical Huron/Ouendat (Wendat) village.

The Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is nearby.[7] The marsh provides habitat for trumpeter swans, black terns and least bitterns. The trumpeter swan is considered a symbol of Midland and a large statue of one has been erected by the harbour.

Martyrs' Shrine
Martyrs' Shrine

An annual Butter tart festival, inaugurated in 2013, is held in early June. In 2016, the fourth annual Butter tart Festival sold more 100,000 butter tarts.[8] Many tourists flock to Midland during the festival. There are two divisions: amateur and commercial. The day after the Butter tart festival is the Butter Tart Trot, a 5-km fun run for older people and a 2.5-km run for children under 5 years old.

Little Lake Park is a tourist destination in the summer months. The park has a refreshment stand and a number of sports facilities including volleyball courts, a baseball field, skateboard park, disc golf course.[9]

The Midland Cultural Centre is a hub for various cultural activities, located in the core of downtown Midland. The Centre is home to the Huronia Players, Quest Art School and Gallery, and Rotary Hall.[10]

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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was a French Jesuit settlement in Huronia or Wendake, the land of the Wendat, near modern Midland, Ontario, from 1639 to 1649. It was the first European settlement in what is now the province of Ontario. Eight missionaries from Sainte-Marie were martyred, and were canonized by the Catholic Church in 1930. Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1920. A reconstruction of the mission now operates as a living museum.

Living museum

Living museum

A living museum, also known as a living history museum, is a type of museum which recreates historical settings to simulate a past time period, providing visitors with an experiential interpretation of history. It is a type of museum that recreates to the fullest extent conditions of a culture, natural environment or historical period, in an example of living history.

Martyrs' Shrine

Martyrs' Shrine

The Martyrs' Shrine, also known as Shrine of the Canadian Martyrs is a Roman Catholic church in Midland, Ontario, Canada, which is consecrated to the memory of the Canadian Martyrs, six Jesuit Martyrs and two lay persons from the mission of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. It is one of nine national shrines in Canada, including, among others, Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.

Canadian Martyrs

Canadian Martyrs

The Canadian Martyrs, also known as the North American Martyrs, were eight Jesuit missionaries from Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. They were ritually tortured and killed on various dates in the mid-17th century in Canada, in what is now southern Ontario, and in upstate New York, during the warfare between the Iroquois and the Huron. They have subsequently been canonized and venerated as martyrs by the Catholic Church.

Iroquois

Iroquois

The Iroquois, officially the Haudenosaunee, are an Iroquoian-speaking confederacy of First Nations peoples in northeast North America and Upstate New York. They were known during the colonial years to the French as the Iroquois League, and later as the Iroquois Confederacy. The English called them the Five Nations, comprising the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca. After 1722, the Iroquoian-speaking Tuscarora from the southeast were accepted into the confederacy, which became known as the Six Nations.

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was later canonised as Pope Saint John Paul II.

Huronia Museum

Huronia Museum

The Huronia Museum is located in Midland, Ontario, Canada. The museum consists of the museum building and the Huron/Ouendat (Wendat) village. The museum is open year-round and has nearly one million objects and receives some 20,000 visitors each year. The collections include artifacts pertaining to native history and maritime history. The museum provides educational programmes for schools and adults.

Marsh

Marsh

A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species. Marshes can often be found at the edges of lakes and streams, where they form a transition between the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. They are often dominated by grasses, rushes or reeds. If woody plants are present they tend to be low-growing shrubs, and the marsh is sometimes called a carr. This form of vegetation is what differentiates marshes from other types of wetland such as swamps, which are dominated by trees, and mires, which are wetlands that have accumulated deposits of acidic peat.

Black tern

Black tern

The black tern is a small tern generally found in or near inland water in Europe, Western Asia and North America. As its name suggests, it has predominantly dark plumage. In some lights it can appear blue in the breeding season, hence the old English name "blue darr". The genus name is from Ancient Greek khelidonios, "swallow-like", from khelidon, "swallow": another old English name for the black tern is "carr swallow". The species name is from Latin niger "shining black".

Least bittern

Least bittern

The least bittern is a small heron, the smallest member of the family Ardeidae found in the Americas.

Butter tart

Butter tart

A butter tart is a type of small pastry tart highly regarded in Canadian cuisine. The sweet tart consists of a filling of butter, sugar, syrup, and egg, baked in a pastry shell until the filling is semi-solid with a crunchy top. The butter tart should not be confused with butter pie or with bread and butter pudding.

Midland Cultural Centre

Midland Cultural Centre

The Midland Cultural Centre is a public multi-use complex located in Midland, Ontario, Canada. The 2787 m2 building is home to three main groups: Quest Art School and Gallery, the Huronia Players theatre company, and Rotary Hall, a community event space.

Sports activities

Midland is the home of The Midland Flyers Ice Hockey Club of the Provincial Junior Hockey League in the Carruthers division in the Ontario Hockey Association. It is also home of the Midland Minor Hockey Association. Midland North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre is the home rink to these teams. The NSSRC is also the location of the Midland Sports Hall of Fame.

Boating, both power and sail, is very popular with a number of marinas and a sailing club based in the town. The town has easy access to the relatively sheltered waters of south eastern Georgian Bay. Among the marinas nearby are Bay Port Yachting Centre on the northwest side of the bay, and Wye Heritage Marina along the southeast shore. There is also good fishing.

Midland also has an ever-growing and active cycling base. The Midland Tri Club has increased the number of road riders in the area. Many of these riders also participate in the popular weekly Time Trial series and group rides that run throughout the summer months. Mountain view Ski Centre has also encouraged the growth of mountain bikers, with an extensive trail system in town. The Centre hosts a variety of races, including a summer long weekly series, as well as a night race, high school event, and 9 hour relay. Also, an MTB club has been borne of the Centrw, and is expanding its breadth into competition and other pursuits. The provincial cyclo-cross championships are to be hosted in Midland on November 13, 2016 as part of the Silver Goose CX Race.

In the winter, snowmobiling and ice fishing are popular activities. Mountain-view Ski Centre has 25 kilometres (16 mi) of cross country ski trails.

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Midland Flyers

Midland Flyers

The Midland Flyers are a Canadian junior ice hockey team based in Midland, Ontario. They play in the Provincial Junior Hockey League and were former members of the Georgian Mid-Ontario Junior C Hockey League.

Provincial Junior Hockey League

Provincial Junior Hockey League

The Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) is a Canadian junior ice hockey league spanning parts of Southern Ontario. The PJHL is the third tier of the Ontario Hockey Association and is sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada. The league was formed in 2016 with the merging of eight Junior C leagues. PJHL teams compete for the Clarence Schmalz Cup.

Ontario Hockey Association

Ontario Hockey Association

The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) is the governing body for the majority of junior and senior level ice hockey teams in the Province of Ontario. The OHA is sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Federation along with the Northern Ontario Hockey Association. Other Ontario sanctioning bodies along with the OHF include the Hockey Eastern Ontario and Hockey Northwestern Ontario. The OHA control 3 tiers of junior hockey; the "Tier 2 Junior "A", Junior "B", Junior "C", and one senior hockey league, Allan Cup Hockey.

Marina

Marina

A marina is a dock or basin with moorings and supplies for yachts and small boats. A marina differs from a port in that a marina does not handle large passenger ships or cargo from freighters.

Cyclo-cross

Cyclo-cross

Cyclo-cross is a form of bicycle racing. Races typically take place in the autumn and winter, and consist of many laps of a short course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount. Races for senior categories are generally between 40 minutes and an hour long, with the distance varying depending on the ground conditions. The sport is strongest in the traditional road cycling countries such as Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

Notable residents

Midland Sports Hall of Fame at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre
Midland Sports Hall of Fame at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre

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John W. Bald

John W. Bald

John Witherspoon Bald was a Canadian photographer who produced portraits, landscape and other commercial photographs. He recorded life in his community from 1890 until 1953 when he retired. Bald worked for both Midland newspapers, the Free Press and the Argus, and also developed an extensive post card business.

Born Ruffians

Born Ruffians

Born Ruffians are a Canadian indie rock band based in Toronto. Officially founded in 2004 in the Georgian Bay town of Midland, Ontario, the band is composed of frontman Luke Lalonde, bassist Mitch DeRosier, and drummer Steve Hamelin. During the 2010s, they were also joined by Andy Lloyd (guitar/keyboards) and Adam Hindle (drums). Born Ruffians released their debut album Red, Yellow & Blue in 2008, and have since released seven albums in total, including their two most recents records, Juice and Squeeze, both released in 2020.

Mark Bourrie

Mark Bourrie

Mark Bourrie is a Canadian journalist and author. He has worked as a contract lecturer at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. In 2020, his biography of Pierre-Esprit Radisson, Bushrunner: The Adventures of Pierre Radisson, won the RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction.

Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame is a museum and hall of fame located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League (NHL) records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup. Founded in Kingston, Ontario, the Hockey Hall of Fame was established in 1943 under the leadership of James T. Sutherland. The first class of honoured members was inducted in 1945, before the Hall of Fame had a permanent location. It moved to Toronto in 1958 after the NHL withdrew its support for the International Hockey Hall of Fame in Kingston, Ontario, due to funding issues. Its first permanent building opened at Exhibition Place in 1961. The hall was relocated in 1993, and is now in Downtown Toronto, inside Brookfield Place, and a historic Bank of Montreal building. The Hockey Hall of Fame has hosted International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) exhibits and the IIHF Hall of Fame since 1998.

Adam Dixon

Adam Dixon

Adam Dixon is a Canadian ice sledge hockey player.

Peter Donaldson (actor)

Peter Donaldson (actor)

Peter Thomas Donaldson was a Canadian actor.

Herb Drury

Herb Drury

Herbert Joseph Drury was a Canadian-born American ice hockey defenseman who played six seasons in the National Hockey League for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Quakers. Internationally he played for the American national team at the 1920 Summer Olympics and 1924 Winter Olympics, winning a silver medal both times.

George Dudley

George Dudley

George Samuel Dudley was a Canadian ice hockey administrator. He joined the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) executive in 1928, served as its president from 1934 to 1936, and as its treasurer from 1936 to 1960. He was elected to Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) executive in 1936, served as its president from 1940 to 1942, as its secretary from 1945 to 1947, and as its secretary-manager from 1947 to 1960. He was secretary of the International Ice Hockey Association from 1945 to 1947, and was later vice-president of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) from 1957 to 1960. He was expected to become the next president of the IIHF before his death. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1917 then practiced law for 43 years as the town solicitor for Midland, Ontario.

Canadian Amateur Hockey Association

Canadian Amateur Hockey Association

The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association was the national governing body of amateur ice hockey in Canada from 1914 until 1994, when it merged with Hockey Canada. Its jurisdiction included senior ice hockey leagues and the Allan Cup, junior ice hockey leagues and the Memorial Cup, amateur minor ice hockey leagues in Canada, and choosing the representative of the Canada men's national ice hockey team.

Jack Hendrickson

Jack Hendrickson

John Gunnard "Jack, Jake" Hendrickson was a Canadian ice hockey player who played 5 games in the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings between 1957 and 1962. The rest of his career, which lasted from 1957 to 1971, was spent in various minor leagues.

Glenn Howard

Glenn Howard

Glenn William Howard is a Canadian curler who is one of the most decorated curlers of all time. He has won four world championships, four Briers and 17 Ontario provincial championships, including a record eight straight, from 2006 to 2013. Through 2017, he has played in 218 games at the Brier, more than any other curler in history. He has also won the 2001 TSN Skins Game.

James LaBrie

James LaBrie

Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian singer, best known as the lead singer of American progressive metal band Dream Theater, which he has been fronting since 1991.

Demographics

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
18811,095—    
18912,088+90.7%
19013,174+52.0%
19114,663+46.9%
19217,016+50.5%
19316,920−1.4%
19416,764−2.3%
19517,206+6.5%
19618,656+20.1%
197110,992+27.0%
198112,132+10.4%
199113,865+14.3%
199616,347+17.9%
200116,214−0.8%
200616,300+0.5%
201116,572+1.7%
201616,864+1.8%

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Midland had a population of 17,817 living in 7,849 of its 8,295 total private dwellings, a change of 5.7% from its 2016 population of 16,864. With a land area of 35.33 km2 (13.64 sq mi), it had a population density of 504.3/km2 (1,306.1/sq mi) in 2021.[12]

Canada census – Midland community profile
202120162011
Population17,817 (+5.7% from 2016)16,864 (+1.8% from 2011)16,572 (+1.5% from 2006)
Land area35.33 km2 (13.64 sq mi)35.34 km2 (13.64 sq mi)35.37 km2 (13.66 sq mi)
Population density504.3/km2 (1,306/sq mi)477.3/km2 (1,236/sq mi)468.5/km2 (1,213/sq mi)
Median age50 (M: 47.6, F: 52.4)50.1 (M: 48.2, F: 51.6)
Total private dwellings7,8507,7397,680
Median household income$54,878
Notes: Includes corrections and updates, adjusted figure due to boundary change.
References: 2021[13] 2016[14] 2011[15] earlier[16][17]

Discover more about Demographics related topics

2021 Canadian census

2021 Canadian census

The 2021 Canadian census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population with a reference date of May 11, 2021. It follows the 2016 Canadian census, which recorded a population of 35,151,728. The overall response rate was 98%, which is slightly lower than the response rate for the 2016 census. It recorded a population of 36,991,981, a 5.2% increase from 2016.

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada, formed in 1971, is the agency of the Government of Canada commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. It is headquartered in Ottawa.

2016 Canadian census

2016 Canadian census

The 2016 Canadian census was an enumeration of Canadian residents, which counted a population of 35,151,728, a 5% change from its 2011 population of 33,476,688. The census, conducted by Statistics Canada, was Canada's seventh quinquennial census. The official census day was May 10, 2016. Census web access codes began arriving in the mail on May 2, 2016. The 2016 census marked the reinstatement of the mandatory long-form census, which had been dropped in favour of the voluntary National Household Survey for the 2011 census. With a response rate of 98.4%, this census is said to be the best one ever recorded since the 1666 census of New France. This census was succeeded by Canada's 2021 census.

2011 Canadian census

2011 Canadian census

The 2011 Canadian census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population on May 10, 2011. Statistics Canada, an agency of the Canadian government, conducts a nationwide census every five years. In 2011, it consisted of a mandatory short form census questionnaire and an inaugural National Household Survey (NHS), a voluntary survey which replaced the mandatory long form census questionnaire; this substitution was the focus of much controversy. Completion of the census is mandatory for all Canadians, and those who do not complete it may face penalties ranging from fines to prison sentences.

Transportation

Midland is served by the Simcoe County LINX inter-community bus service on its Route 1 - Penetanguishene / Midland to Barrie.

Economy

Since 1952 ELCAN (Ernest Leitz CANada) is located in Ontario; it was founded in 1952 by Leica Camera and is owned by Raytheon Technologies since 1999.[18]

Media

MidlandToday.ca is an online local news source in Midland, offering the latest breaking news, weather updates, entertainment, sports and business features, obituaries and more.

Source: "Midland, Ontario", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 17th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland,_Ontario.

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References
  1. ^ "Midland census profile". 2016 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  2. ^ "Founding of Midland, The". Ontario Heritage Trust. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "Midland tornado damage could reach $15M". CBC News. June 24, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "Midland storm was an F2 tornado, experts confirm". CTV News. June 24, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  5. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1981-2010 Station Data: Midland Water Pollution Control Plant". Environment Canada. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Historic Murals of Downtown Midland" (PDF). Downtown Midland BIA. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "Welcome to Wye Marsh". Wye Marsh. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  8. ^ nurun.com. "Butter Tart Festival was sweet". Sarnia Observer. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  9. ^ "How Little Lake Park Continues to be Enhanced Since Its Inception Early in the Twentieth Century". OurMidland.ca. 2015-11-16. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  10. ^ "About | Midland Cultural Centre | Midland". Midland MCC. Retrieved 2022-04-12.
  11. ^ "Dudley, George – Biography – Honoured Builder". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  12. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Ontario". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved March 30, 2022.
  13. ^ "2021 Community Profiles". 2021 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 4, 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  14. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 12, 2021. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  15. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 21, 2019. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  16. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 20, 2019.
  17. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 18, 2021.
  18. ^ Leica Barnack-Berek-Blog 28 October 2016, ELCAN - Ernst Leitz Canada limited, retrieved 1 November 2020.
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