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New Tecumseth is a town in south-central Ontariomarker, in the County of Simcoe. While it is not officially a part of the Greater Toronto Area, it is counted, in terms of the census, as being a part of the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area.

Communities

The main centres in New Tecumseth are the communities of Allistonmarker, Tottenhammarker, and Beetonmarker. The Township of Tecumseth was reincorporated as the Town of New Tecumseth in 1991. The name 'New Tecumseth' was chosen because a Town of Tecumseh already existed in Essex County . The borders of the old township, with some adjustments along the eastern edge, and with the addition of all of Alliston, are the borders of the new town.

The town also includes the smaller communities of Allimil, Green Briar, Nicolston, Penville, Randall, Rich Hill, Schomberg Heights and Thompsonville.

Demographics

According to the 2006 Statistics Canada Census:
  • Population: 27,701
  • % Change (1996-2001): 14.1
  • % Change (2001-2006): 6.0
  • Dwellings: 10,315
  • Area (km²): 274.18
  • Density (persons per km²): 101.0


Notable persons

  • Sir Frederick Banting, physician and scientist. He was a co-developer of insulin.
  • Sir William Osler, physician and professor of medicine. He has been called 'the Father of Modern Medicine'.
  • Jim Rutherford, journeyman NHL goaltender and Stanley-Cup-winning General Manager.


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