|Township of Adjala-Tosorontio|
Exterior of St. James Catholic Church in Colgan, Ontario.
|Formed||January 1, 1994|
|• Mayor||Floyd Pinto|
|• Federal riding||Simcoe—Grey|
|• Prov. riding||Simcoe—Grey|
|• Land||372.34 km2 (143.76 sq mi)|
|• Density||29.5/km2 (76/sq mi)|
|• Growth||3.5% (2,011−2,016)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area codes||705, 519, 905|
A predominantly rural area, Adjala–Tosorontio contains numerous small villages and hamlets. Many communities were started in Adjala by Irish Catholics who named their hamlets after their home towns in Ireland, or after prominent pioneer families who first settled the area. The municipality has increasingly become home to residents who commute to the Greater Toronto Area.
Adjala–Tosorontio Township was created in 1993 when the County of Simcoe Act merged the townships of Adjala and Tosorontio. The amalgamation took effect on January 1, 1994.
The township comprises the communities of Achill, Airlie, Athlone, Ballycroy, Cedarville, Colgan, Connor, Everett, Glencairn, Hockley, Keenansville, Lisle, Loretto, Rosemont, Sheldon, Tioga and Tuam.
Loretto (Simcoe County, the Loretto Inn. Highway 50 runs through the town.) is one of the oldest communities in Adjala–Tosorontio. It has one of the oldest and most famous taverns in
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