Welcome to Armour Township
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Located in Ontario Canada,
we are a two hour drive north of Toronto. Armour Township
is a "single-tier" municipality located on the Canadian
Shield in southeast Parry Sound District just north of Huntsville,
Muskoka. There are numerous recreational lakes in Armour,
the largest of which are Little Doe, Three Mile and Pickerel.
The North and South Magnetawan Rivers are major natural features
which also contribute to the recreational and rural character
of the municipality. They flow out of their headwaters in
Algonquin Park to the east and eventually meet in Armour
within the Village of Burk's Falls, from which point the river
is navigable for over 43 kilometres on its journey westerly
to Georgian Bay.
Historically, Armour was created
to facilitate new growth via the 1868 Free Grants and
Homestead Act which brought farm families and forestry
businesses to the southern precambrian shield area of Ontario.
It was named after the Honourable Mr. Justice John
Douglas Armour, Chief Justice of Ontario, who would eventually
sit as a Judge on the Supreme Court of Canada.
The Grand Trunk Railway came
to the Township in 1885 and by 1916 Yonge Street / Highway
11 was open for the first automobiles travelling north from
Toronto. During that period, Armour was served by a dozen
passenger steam boats and steam tugs which plied the Magnetawan
River westerly from Burk's Falls to Lake Cecebe and on to
Magnetawan Village with its lift lock down to Ahmic Lake.
The last and largest of the
steamboats was the 191 ton steamboat Armour,
built on the docks at Burk's Falls in 1906.
History Book - 2010 edition, copies still available
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Closed all WEDNESDAYS and public holidays September - May
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The Armour Township
monoxide by-Law requires every property owner to install
at least one carbon monoxide detector in any dwelling containing
a fuel burning appliance.
Fire Hazard Rating
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