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Mapleton Community Profile

The Township of Mapleton is one of the seven lower-tier municipalities that form the County of Wellington. These municipalities are the Townships of Centre Wellington, Guelph Eramosa, Mapleton, Puslinch and Wellington North, as well as the Towns of Erin and Minto, 

Mapleton is conveniently located within reasonable driving distances from major markets, such as Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto and London. Mapleton can be accessed by provincial Highways #6, #9, and #86 and County Roads 7,8,11,12,17,19, 45, 109.

The table below shows the driving distances from selected Ontario cities to Mapleton:

 

Distances from Major Cities to The Township of Mapleton

From

To The Township of Mapleton

Estimated Distance (km)

Estimated Distance (Miles)

Estimated Driving Time

Toronto

139

86

1h 45 min

London

115

71

1h 30 min

Guelph

45

28

30 min

Kitchener-Waterloo

45

28

30 min

Stratford

55

31

45 min

Elmira

25

15.5

20min

 

 
Mapleton’s overall “vital statistics” of relevance to economic development are listed on the fact sheet below. 
 

Township of Mapleton Fact Sheet Summary 

Population

9989

Labour Force

5345

Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Personal Income

$36,838

Location

45 minutes west of Guelph

Access

Provincial Highways #6, #9, and #86.
County Roads 7,8,19,11,12,17, 45, 109.

Major Rivers & Lakes

ConestogaLake and Conestoga River

Schools

5 Public Primary Schools, 7 Parochial Schools

Community Library

Yes

Health & Social Services

Yes – medical clinic

Local Public Transportation

No

Professional & Personal Services

Yes

Commercial/Retail Services

Yes

Commercial/Industrial Property Taxes

Competitive

Water Treatment Plant

Operates at 80% Capacity

Sewer System

Drayton and Moorefield is serviced by municipal services. Rural areas are serviced by private septic systems.

Electricity

Provided By Hydro One Networks

Natural Gas

Natural Gas supplied in urban areas and some rural areas by Union Gas. Rural Areas have propane, petroleum and other alternative fuels.

Municipal Contacts

Township of Mapleton
Brad McRoberts, CAO/Clerk
7275 Sideroad 16 P.O. Box 160
Drayton, Ontario, N0G 1P0
Telephone: 519-638-3313 x24
Fax: 519-638-5113
Website: www.mapleton.ca  

 

Demographic Profile

The essential demographics of the Township of Mapleton including population characteristics, educational levels, labour force characteristics, wage rates and personal income levels are noted below:

Permanent Population

Approximately 1 of every 2 residents in the Township of Mapleton resides in the Former Peel Township. (52%). 16% live in the Village of Drayton and 33% live in the Former Township of Maryborough.

 

Population Statistics, 2006-2011

Municipality

2006

2011

% Change

Mapleton

9,851

9,989

1.4

WellingtonCounty

85,482 

86,672 

1.4

Ontario

12,160,282

12,851,821

5.7

Source: Statistics Canada 2011

 

Seasonal Population

Mapleton has a large population of seasonal residents/cottagers coming to the area mainly during the summer months. The Conestoga Lake Conservation Area draws the majority of seasonal residents to the area. The area provides and maintains recreational facilities for boating, picnicking, camping, hiking and fishing as well as approximately 400 cottage lots. 

 

Visit Statistics Canada For More 2011 Census Information