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Township of Brock
—  Township  —

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Township of Brock's location within Durham Region.
Coordinates: 44°19′N 79°05′W / 44.317°N 79.083°W / 44.317; -79.083
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Region Durham
Incorporated 1974
Government
 - Mayor Larry O'Connor
Area
 - Total 423.73 km2 (163.6 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - Total 11,979
 - Density 28.3/km2 (73.2/sq mi)
Website www.townshipofbrock.ca

Brock is a township in the Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario, Canada. Brock Township is also a former municipality and geographic township prior to the amalgamation that formed the current municipality.

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History

The original Brock Township was surveyed in 1817 as part of York County and the first meetings were held in 1833. The township was originally named for Major General Sir Isaac Brock (1769-1812). In 1852, the Township became part of the newly-created Ontario County. In 1878, Cannington was incorporated as a Village and no longer part of the Township for municipal purposes.

In 1974, as part of the municipal restructuring around the creation of the Regional Municipality of Durham, Brock was amalgamated with Thorah Township and the villages of Beaverton and Cannington to form the new Township of Brock.

Current municipality

Beaverton is the largest community and commercial centre of the township, while Cannington is home to the municipal administration and local high school.

Smaller communities in the township include Ball Subdivision, Blackwater, Cedar Beach, Creightons Corners, Derryville, Gamebridge, Layton, Maple Beach, Pinedale, Saginaw, Sunderland, Thorah Beach, Vallentyne, Vroomanton, Wick and Wilfrid.

The Trent-Severn Waterway forms part of the northern border of the municipality, which enters Lake Simcoe through Ramara Township. The are five locks in Brock.

Demographics

According to the 2006 Statistics Canada Census, the municipality has a population of 11,979 over an area of 423.31 km². This represents a slight (1.1%) drop from the 2001 census, when the township had a population of 12,110.

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