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Manitoulin District

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Manitoulin District

Manitoulin District
Region Northeastern Ontario
 • MP Carol Hughes
 • MPP Michael Mantha
 • Land 3,107.11 km2 (1,199.66 sq mi)
 • Density 4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span P0P
Area code(s) 705
Seat Gore Bay

Manitoulin District is a district in Northeastern Ontario within the Canadian province of Ontario. It was created in 1888 from part of Algoma District. The district seat is Gore Bay.

It comprises

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  • Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board

External links

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See also

Highway Extension
6 connects with 540 and 542
540 from the community of Little Current (Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands) to Meldrum Bay, the westernmost settlement on the island
540A connects Barrie Island to Highway 540
540B connects Gore Bay to Highway 540
542 extends from Highway 540 south of Gore Bay to Highway 6 near Tehkummah
542A connects the community of Tehkummah to Highway 542
551 from M'Chigeeng (West Bay) to Providence Bay (Central Manitoulin)
A number of secondary provincial highways, the equivalent in a district to a county or municipal road in Southern Ontario, serve the communities of Manitoulin Island. These are:

Manitoulin District is served by only one primary provincial highway, Highway 6. This highway enters the district at the ferry docks in South Baymouth, in the township of Tehkummah, where the Chi-Cheemaun ferry travels to and from Tobermory in the municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. It exits the district in the Whitefish River First Nation, just south of Whitefish Falls, when it crosses into the Sudbury District.

Provincial highways


Like the other districts of Northern Ontario, the Manitoulin District does not have a county or regional municipality tier of government. All services in the district are provided either by the individual municipalities or directly by the provincial government. Services are provided jointly with the Sudbury District from its district seat in Espanola.


Ethnic groups

  • 62.4% White
  • 38.0% Aboriginal
  • According to Statcan there are no visible minorities in the district, rare for a community in Ontario (but not that rare for Northern Ontario)

Religious groups



Native reserves:

  • Manitoulin, Unorganized, Mainland (dissolved)
  • Local services boards:

Unorganized areas:



Gore Bay


  • Barrie Island
  • Bedford Island
  • Burnt Islands (Big and Northwest)
  • Clapperton Island
  • Club Island
  • Cockburn Island
  • Duck Islands (Great, Middle, Outer, and Western)
  • East Rous Island
  • Fitzwilliam Island
  • Goat Island
  • Great La Cloche Island
  • Greene Island
  • Henry Island
  • Heywood Island
  • Manitoulin Island
  • Rabbit Island
  • Strawberry Island
  • Thibault Island
  • Vidal Island
  • Wall Island
  • Yeo Island

Islands included within the district are:[3]

The district has an area of 3,107.11 square kilometres (1,199.66 sq mi),[1] making it the smallest district in Ontario. It is located in the northern part of Georgian Bay to the east.



  • Geography 1
    • Subdivisions 1.1
    • Communities 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Services 3
  • Organizations 4
  • Provincial highways 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


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