Mono, Ontario

The Town of Mono is situated in south-central Ontario, Canada, at the south-east corner of Dufferin County. It stretches from Highway 9 along its southern border to Highway 89 along its northern border. Its border to the west is with the Township of Amaranth and in the east, it is bordered by the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio. It was previously known as the Township of Mono.

Mono
Town of Mono
Location of Mono within Dufferin County.
Mono
Location of Mono within southern Ontario
Coordinates: 44°01′N 80°04′W
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyDufferin
IncorporatedJanuary 1, 1850 (township)
IncorporatedJune 1, 1999 (town)
Government
  TypeTown
  MayorJohn Creelman
  Governing BodyTown of Mono Council
  MPKyle Seeback (CPC)
  MPPSylvia Jones (OPC)
Area
  Land277.83 km2 (107.27 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
  Total8,609
  Density31.0/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code FSA
L9W
Area code(s)519
Websitewww.townofmono.com

Mono is a rural community in both geography and character. It has a wide variation in topography, being composed of mostly rolling, tree-covered hills. It holds many streams and creeks which form the headwaters of three rivers - the Humber River, Nottawasaga River and Credit River and most of the town is located on high land relative to the rest of Southern Ontario. This leads to its current slogan of 'the heart of the headwaters'.

Mono's residents live on farms, rural estates, and in small settlements. Mono Centre, Hockley Village, and Camilla are just some of the small communities which exist within the Town of Mono.

Mono's population represents many different backgrounds, including the farming community, local businesses, numerous artists and artisans, commuters to neighboring towns and cities, and weekend escapees from the urban bustle. The origins of the name is believed to be from Sir Peregrine Maitland from Spanish for monkey.[2]


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