Norfolk County, Ontario

What is Norfolk County, Ontario known for?


simcoe, ontario

seat and largest community is Simcoe (Simcoe, Ontario). History Norfolk's history has been closely associated with that of the neighbouring Haldimand County. Norfolk was first created as a county in 1792. In 1800, Haldimand was formed from a portion of Norfolk. The two counties remained separate until 1974, when they were united as the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk. In 2001, Haldimand and Norfolk were separated again in a round of municipal restructuring based

on a report by provincially appointed special advisor Milt Farrow, and their individual municipalities were merged into two single-tier municipalities. The Townships of Delhi and Norfolk, Town of Simcoe (simcoe, Ontario), and the western half of the City of Nanticoke (Nanticoke, Ontario) were amalgamated to form the "Town of Norfolk." The newly formed municipality's first by-law was to change the name to Norfolk County. Although both Haldimand and Norfolk use the name "county" for historical reasons, each is governed as a single municipality without a county government, thus neither is a true county, and are legally classified as cities. BY-LAW NO. 2001-01 of The Corporation of the Town of Norfolk, January 23, 2001 In January 2005, the county unveiled a new coat of arms which included natural symbols associated with the county: hooded warbler (Hooded Warbler)s, a tulip tree (Liriodendron) (''Liriodendron tulipifera'') and an eastern dogwood (Cornus florida) flower. The first mayor of the county, Rita Kalmbach, was succeeded in 2007 by Dennis Travale. A transit system (Mass transit in Norfolk County, Ontario) was introduced in Norfolk County in 2010. ''Make public transit a top priority'' at SimcoeRefomer.ca Historic townships thumb right 230px Map of Norfolk County from 1877, showing historical townships. (Image:Norfolk1880.PNG) Prior to its amalgamation with Haldimand in 1974, Norfolk consisted of eight townships (Township (Canada)). Walsingham was originally one township, but had been split into North and South Walsingham in 1881. Although no longer political entities, the historical townships are still used informally and in some government maps as convenient geographical divisions. class "wikitable" align "center" - bgcolor #eeeeee '''Township''' '''Township seat''' - '''Charlotteville''' Vittoria - '''Houghton''' Fairground - '''Middleton''' Delhi - '''North Walsingham''' Langton - '''South Walsingham''' Port Rowan - '''Townsend''' Waterford - '''Windham''' Windham Centre - '''Woodhouse''' Port Dover Climate Summary Unlike the majority of Haldimand or Norfolk County, Nanticoke a highly industralized community. Its industries supply up to 4000MW of electric energy to Southern Ontario through the Nanticoke Generating Station. This community is southeast of Simcoe (Simcoe, Ontario) in neighbouring Norfolk County (Norfolk County, Ontario) and south of Brantford (Brantford, Ontario). Nanticoke's residential area is bordered on the west by the Nanticoke Industrial Park, home to the U. S. Steel Canada Lake Erie Works (Stelco Lake Erie Works) and a number of smaller businesses, including Nelson Steel, Charles Jones Industrial , ESM, and Air Products. The neighbouring Esso Refinery Nanticoke on the northeast, and the Nanticoke Generating Station on the southeast are not part of the Industrial Park land, although this is frequently confused due to their proximity.


showing+historical

townships thumb right 230px Map of Norfolk County from 1877, showing historical townships. (Image:Norfolk1880.PNG) Prior to its amalgamation with Haldimand in 1974, Norfolk consisted of eight townships (Township (Canada)). Walsingham was originally one township, but had been split into North and South Walsingham in 1881. Although no longer political entities, the historical townships are still used informally and in some government maps as convenient geographical divisions. class


annual community

, an open air museum featuring a historic grist mill and a nature center, is a National Historic Site (National Historic Site of Canada). Festivities Port Dover is the location of a biker rally which takes place every Friday the 13th. Simcoe is well known for annual community events including the Rotary Friendship Festival (Simcoe Rotary Friendship Festival), Simcoe Panorama, and the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show, Canada's largest County


public school

Pumpkinbowl football game at Waterford District High School. The Donnybrook Fair in Walsh is an annual two-day event. The fair has been held every year from 1857 until the present, making 2007 the 150th Fair. This mid-September event involves the children of Walsh Public School and St. Michael's School (Saint Michael's School (Simcoe-Walsh)) entering projects and many agricultural commodities, grown locally, for prize money and ribbons. More than $1200 was paid to the elementary

in Norfolk County are administered by the Grand Erie District School Board. The board maintains 16 public elementary schools and five public high schools in Norfolk: *Boston Public School *Courtland Public School *Delhi Public School (Delhi Public School (Ontario)) *Doverwood Public School *Elgin Avenue Public School *Houghton Public School *Langton Public School *Lynndale Heights Public School *Port Rowan Public School *Teeterville Public School * Walsh

Public School *Waterford Public School *West Lynn Public School *Windham Central Public School *Simcoe Composite School *Delhi District Secondary School *Port Dover Composite School *Valley Heights Secondary School *Waterford District High School The board also administers Sprucedale Secondary School, a facility for young offenders. Separate schools Separate schools are administered by the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board


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events including

and provides a variety of events, including concerts, public meetings, community fund raisers, dance recitals, workshops, band rehearsals and classes. Annually, more than 36000 people now attend events at Lighthouse Theatre. In addition to enriching the cultural fabric of Norfolk and beyond, Lighthouse bolsters the local economy, drawing tourists from out of town who then dine, shop and stay over in the community. Waterford's Old Town Hall is home to many local theatre

, an open air museum featuring a historic grist mill and a nature center, is a National Historic Site (National Historic Site of Canada). Festivities Port Dover is the location of a biker rally which takes place every Friday the 13th. Simcoe is well known for annual community events including the Rotary Friendship Festival (Simcoe Rotary Friendship Festival), Simcoe Panorama, and the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show, Canada's largest County


news arts

out-of-town resources for the event production.news arts mumford-sons-take-tour-to-simcoe-ont-1.1401701 Mumford & Sons take tour to Simcoe, Ontario Retrieved November 14, 2013. The aim of this tour was to be an economic stimulus for small towns in various parts of the world, where their festival stopovers occurred. The band encouraged festival goers to spend their money locally at each stopover.


significant natural

12&cid 1005991 ''Dennis Horseradish Inc'' at Norfolk Farms The area also has an active greenhouse industry. Despite this, farmers have asked governments to reduce the financial losses of moving away from profitable tobacco operations. A significant natural feature of Norfolk is Long Point (Long Point, Ontario), a 40 kilometre (25 mi) spit of land projecting into Lake Erie. It plays an important part in eastern North American bird migration, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve (Biosphere reserve) by UNESCO in 1986. Long Point Provincial Park is located on the point. More than 25% of Norfolk County is considered to be forested; especially near the major communities and hamlets that dot the county. ''Report on Tree Conservation By-Laws in Southern Ontario'' at Tree Canada The county seat and largest community is Simcoe (Simcoe, Ontario). History Norfolk's history has been closely associated with that of the neighbouring Haldimand County. Norfolk was first created as a county in 1792. In 1800, Haldimand was formed from a portion of Norfolk. The two counties remained separate until 1974, when they were united as the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk. In 2001, Haldimand and Norfolk were separated again in a round of municipal restructuring based on a report by provincially appointed special advisor Milt Farrow, and their individual municipalities were merged into two single-tier municipalities. The Townships of Delhi and Norfolk, Town of Simcoe (simcoe, Ontario), and the western half of the City of Nanticoke (Nanticoke, Ontario) were amalgamated to form the "Town of Norfolk." The newly formed municipality's first by-law was to change the name to Norfolk County. Although both Haldimand and Norfolk use the name "county" for historical reasons, each is governed as a single municipality without a county government, thus neither is a true county, and are legally classified as cities. BY-LAW NO. 2001-01 of The Corporation of the Town of Norfolk, January 23, 2001 In January 2005, the county unveiled a new coat of arms which included natural symbols associated with the county: hooded warbler (Hooded Warbler)s, a tulip tree (Liriodendron) (''Liriodendron tulipifera'') and an eastern dogwood (Cornus florida) flower. The first mayor of the county, Rita Kalmbach, was succeeded in 2007 by Dennis Travale. A transit system (Mass transit in Norfolk County, Ontario) was introduced in Norfolk County in 2010. ''Make public transit a top priority'' at SimcoeRefomer.ca Historic townships thumb right 230px Map of Norfolk County from 1877, showing historical townships. (Image:Norfolk1880.PNG) Prior to its amalgamation with Haldimand in 1974, Norfolk consisted of eight townships (Township (Canada)). Walsingham was originally one township, but had been split into North and South Walsingham in 1881. Although no longer political entities, the historical townships are still used informally and in some government maps as convenient geographical divisions. class "wikitable" align "center" - bgcolor #eeeeee '''Township''' '''Township seat''' - '''Charlotteville''' Vittoria - '''Houghton''' Fairground - '''Middleton''' Delhi - '''North Walsingham''' Langton - '''South Walsingham''' Port Rowan - '''Townsend''' Waterford - '''Windham''' Windham Centre - '''Woodhouse''' Port Dover Climate Summary Unlike the majority of Haldimand or Norfolk County, Nanticoke a highly industralized community. Its industries supply up to 4000MW of electric energy to Southern Ontario through the Nanticoke Generating Station. This community is southeast of Simcoe (Simcoe, Ontario) in neighbouring Norfolk County (Norfolk County, Ontario) and south of Brantford (Brantford, Ontario). Nanticoke's residential area is bordered on the west by the Nanticoke Industrial Park, home to the U. S. Steel Canada Lake Erie Works (Stelco Lake Erie Works) and a number of smaller businesses, including Nelson Steel, Charles Jones Industrial , ESM, and Air Products. The neighbouring Esso Refinery Nanticoke on the northeast, and the Nanticoke Generating Station on the southeast are not part of the Industrial Park land, although this is frequently confused due to their proximity.


public school'

Pumpkinbowl football game at Waterford District High School. The Donnybrook Fair in Walsh is an annual two-day event. The fair has been held every year from 1857 until the present, making 2007 the 150th Fair. This mid-September event involves the children of Walsh Public School and St. Michael's School (Saint Michael's School (Simcoe-Walsh)) entering projects and many agricultural commodities, grown locally, for prize money and ribbons. More than $1200 was paid to the elementary

in Norfolk County are administered by the Grand Erie District School Board. The board maintains 16 public elementary schools and five public high schools in Norfolk: *Boston Public School *Courtland Public School *Delhi Public School (Delhi Public School (Ontario)) *Doverwood Public School *Elgin Avenue Public School *Houghton Public School *Langton Public School *Lynndale Heights Public School *Port Rowan Public School *Teeterville Public School * Walsh

Public School *Waterford Public School *West Lynn Public School *Windham Central Public School *Simcoe Composite School *Delhi District Secondary School *Port Dover Composite School *Valley Heights Secondary School *Waterford District High School The board also administers Sprucedale Secondary School, a facility for young offenders. Separate schools Separate schools are administered by the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board


art+professional

, students from all over Norfolk County (Norfolk County, Ontario) submit their artwork to be evaluated by the local judges. The top prize winners receive a small monetary cash prize. Larger prizes are offered for professional art (art), riding, horse, cattle and poultry shows. Other buildings feature commercial inventions and innovative technologies demonstrated to the local populace. Large vegetable and field crop competitions are held, including the classics like the heaviest pumpkin. ref name

Norfolk County, Ontario

'''Norfolk County''' is a rural single-tier municipality (Census divisions of Ontario#Single-tier municipalities) on the north shore of Lake Erie in Southwestern (Southwestern Ontario) Ontario, Canada.

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