North Stormont, Ontario Canada

Discover North Stormont, Ontario: A Blend of History and Community

North Stormont is a charming lower-tier township nestled in eastern Ontario, Canada. It is part of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry, offering a unique blend of history and community spirit.

The Communities of North Stormont, Ontario

North Stormont is home to a diverse range of villages and hamlets, each with its own unique character. The township includes the following communities:

  • Finch Township: Berwick, Crysler, Finch; Cahore, Goldfield, Glenpayne
  • Roxborough Township: Avonmore, Monkland, Moose Creek, Roxborough Gardens, Bloomington, Dyer, Gravel Hill, Lodi, MacDonalds Grove, McMillans Corners (partially), Sandringham, Strathmore, Tayside, Tolmies Corners, Warina, Valley Corners

The administrative offices of the township are conveniently located in Berwick.

The Rich History of North Stormont, Ontario

The history of North Stormont dates back to 1785 when early settlers began to inhabit the area. Finch Township was originally part of the Royal Township of Osnabruck, while Roxborough Township was part of the Royal Township of Cornwall. In 1792, Stormont County was created, and both Finch and Roxborough were separated from their parent townships in 1798.

The hamlet of Berwick was first settled by four Cockburn brothers from Scotland in the early 19th century. It became the administrative home of municipal government in the former Finch Township, incorporated on January 1, 1850. The New York and Ottawa Railway was built in 1897, sending up to four daily passenger trains and up to five daily freight trains through Berwick. The first church in the area was built in 1883.

North Stormont was officially established on January 1, 1998, with the amalgamation of the former Townships of Finch and Roxborough, along with the Village of Finch.

Demographics of North Stormont, Ontario

According to the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, North Stormont had a population of 7,400 living in 2,853 of its 2,949 total private dwellings. This represents a 7.7% increase from its 2016 population of 6,873. With a land area of 515.46 km2 (199.02 sq mi), North Stormont had a population density of 14.4/km2 (37.2/sq mi) in 2021.

Railways in North Stormont, Ontario

The community of Crysler is represented by a signpost on the Canadian National Railway line between Montreal and Toronto, a testament to the area's rich railway history.