South Stormont

South Stormont
Township (lower-tier)
Township of South Stormont

Community of St. Andrews West
South Stormont
Coordinates: 45°05′N 74°58′W / 45.083°N 74.967°W / 45.083; -74.967Coordinates: 45°05′N 74°58′W / 45.083°N 74.967°W / 45.083; -74.967
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
Formed January 1, 1998
  Type Township
  Mayor Jim Bancroft
  Deputy Mayor Tammy Hart
  Federal riding Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry
  Prov. riding Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry
  Land 447.50 km2 (172.78 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
  Total 12,617
  Density 28.2/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) Eastern Daylight (EDT) (UTC-4)
Postal code FSA K0C
Area code(s) 613
Website South Stormont

South Stormont is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. Located 53 kilometres (33 mi) southeast of Ottawa, the township was incorporated on January 1, 1998, by amalgamating the former geographic townships of Cornwall and Osnabruck.

South Stormont borders on, but does not include, the city of Cornwall.


The township comprises the communities of Ault Island, Black River, Bonville, Bush Glen, Bunker Hill, Churchill Heights, Dixon, Gallingertown, Harrison's Corners, Ingleside, Lakeview Heights, Long Sault, Lunenburg, Newington, North Lunenburg, North Valley, Northfield, Northfield Station, Osnabruck Centre, Pleasant Valley, Rosedale Terrace, St. Andrews West, Sandfield Mills and Sandtown. In addition, the township would have been home to the nine Lost Villages which were flooded to create the St. Lawrence Seaway.


The township of South Stormont is governed by three councillors, a deputy mayor and a mayor (reeve). The term length is four years. South Stormont also conducts elections on the internet, using a secure, and cost-efficient website and automated telephone voting system.


Cornwall and Osnabruck were two of the original eight "Royal Townships" established along the Saint Lawrence River in Upper Canada. Osnabruck was named after a title formerly held by Prince Frederick, son of George III, who at one time was Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück in Lower Saxony, and Cornwall was named for Prince Frederick's title as Duke of Cornwall.

This area was first settled by members of Sir John Johnson's King's Royal Regiment of New York, and became Stormont County in 1792.

The Lost Villages, ten ghost towns which were flooded by the construction of the Saint Lawrence Seaway in 1958, were located in the former Cornwall and Osnabruck Townships. The communities of Long Sault and Ingleside were newly built to accommodate displaced residents of the flooded villages. Due to this relocation, the towns were entirely planned from their inception - a rarity in Ontario. Several streets in the two communities are named for the flooded settlements.


Canada census – South Stormont community profile
2011 2006 2001
Population: 12,617 (0.8% from 2006) 12,520 (4.8% from 2001) 11,941 (3.1% from 1996)
Land area: 447.50 km2 (172.78 sq mi) 447.46 km2 (172.77 sq mi) 447.45 km2 (172.76 sq mi)
Population density: 28.2/km2 (73/sq mi) 28.0/km2 (73/sq mi) 26.7/km2 (69/sq mi)
Median age: 42.2 (M: 42.0, F: 42.4) 39.6 (M: 39.4, F: 39.7)
Total private dwellings: 4991 4763 4505
Median household income: $58,497 $55,339
References: 2011[1] 2006[2] 2001[3]

Notable residents

See also


  1. 1 2 3 "South Stormont census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  2. "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  3. "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-27.

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