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Grey Highlands, Ontario

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Grey Highlands is a municipality in the southeast corner of Grey County, Ontario, Canada that was formed on January 1, 2001 by the amalgamation of the village of Markdale and the townships of Artemesia, Euphrasia and Osprey, which included the unincorporated hamlets of Eugenia Ceylon, Maxwell, Singhampton, Priceville, Kimberley, and Feversham. The former village of Flesherton is also located within the municipality, having been amalgamated with Artemesia Township in 1998. According to the 2006 Census, the Municipality covers a land area of 880.6 square kilometres and has a population of 10,000.

 

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Communities

  • Eugenia
  • Feversham
  • Flesherton
  • Kimberley
  • Markdale
  • Vandeleur

 

Geography

Grey Highlands GeographyThe dominant natural feature of the area is the Niagara Escarpment, which passes through the municipality and has several ancillary features:

  • the Bruce Trail, a popular hiking and multi-use trail, follows the brow of the Escarpment.
  • Beaver Valley, a steep-sided and broad valley, was created during the last ice age. The eastern side of the valley, as part of the Niagara Escarpment, was designated a UNESCO Biosphere reserve in 1990. The west side of the valley is home to a number of downhill ski slopes.
  • Eugenia Falls, where the Beaver River crosses the Niagara Escarpment, is the location of Grey County's only gold rush.  

 

Demographics

Population trend:

  • Population in 2011: 9520 (2006 to 2011 population change: 0.4%)
  • Population in 2006: 9480 (2001 to 2006 population change: 3.1 %)
  • Population in 2001: 9196
  • Population total in 1996: 8620
    • Artemesia (township): 2881
    • Euphrasia (township): 1513
    • Flesherton (village): 625
    • Markdale (village): 1354
    • Osprey (township): 2247
  • Population total in 1991: 7828
    • Artemesia (township): 2538
    • Euphrasia (township): 1427
    • Flesherton (village): 543
    • Markdale (village): 1370
    • Osprey (township): 1950

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 3752 (total dwellings: 5297)

 

Education

Elementary students (Kindergarten to grade 8) are divided into three catchment areas:

  • MacPhail Memorial Elementary School serves the Flesherton area.
  • Osprey Central School serves the Maxwell and Feversham area.
  • Beavercrest Community School serves the Markdale and surrounding area.

All of these students go to Grey Highlands Secondary School in Flesherton for Grades 9-12.

 

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Toronto ON  M6R-1X6
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