The Township of North Glengarry is located roughly half way between Ottawa and Montreal, just south of the Highway 417 that links those two major urban centres.
North Glengarry is one of the 6 townships in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, located just north of the City of Cornwall.
The Township of North Glengarry traces its rich historical roots to the second half of the 18th Century. The area was first settled by Scottish Highlanders who emigrated from Scotland and later Loyalists who fled the American Revolution. French Canadian farmers entered the mix and both Canada's founding cultures are seen and heard all over the township.
The Township is made up of over 10,600 residents in rural areas and spread across numerous historic and culture-rich communities of varying sizes. Our communities include:
|Alexandria|| Dominionville|| Glen Sandfield|| Lorne|
|Apple Hill|| Dornie|| Greenfield|| Maxville|
|Athol|| Dunvegan|| Guaytown|| McCormick|
|Baltic's Corners|| Fairview|| Kirkhill|| McCrimmon|
|Breadalbane|| Fassifern|| Laggan|| Pine Grove|
|Brodie|| Fiskes Corners|| Lochiel|| St. Elmo|
|Dalkeith|| Glen Robertson|| Lochinvar|| Stewarts Glen|
The current Township of North Glengarry was created in January 1998, by amalgamating the former townships of Kenyon and Lochiel with the villages of Maxville and Alexandria.
The township is the industrial and commercial hub of the area with large industries like Alexandria Moulding, MacEwen Petroleum and Farley Windows. In addition to those industrial jobs are countless farms that span the township, providing numerous agricultural jobs and the Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria. Alexandria is also the retail hub for the outlying areas, with significant growth and investment in the last 24 months. Some of that investment includes a new Shoppers Drug Mart, Tim Horton's, Home Hardware and Jean Coutu pharmacy.
|Median Age:||43.8 (provincial average 39.0)|
|Number of Dwellings:||4,500|
|Land area:||642 square kilometres|
|Average value of owned dwellings: ||$157,800|
|Bilingualism: ||57% of the population (report knowledge of both official languages)|
*source: Statistics Canada 2006 Census