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Manitoulin District
—  District  —
Gore Bay
Location of Manitoulin District in Ontario
Country Canada Flag of Canada.svg
Province Ontario Flag of Ontario.svg
Region Northeastern Ontario
Created 1888
 - MP Carol Hughes
 - MPP Mike Brown
 - Total 4,759.74 km2 (2,957 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 13,090
 Density 2.8/km2 (1.7/sq mi)
  Canada 2006 Census
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Postal code span P0P
Area code(s) 705
Seat Gore Bay

Manitoulin District is a district in Northeastern Ontario within the Canadian province of Ontario. It was created in 1888 from part of Algoma District. The district seat is Gore Bay.

It comprises Manitoulin Island and a number of small islands around it, making it the smallest district in Ontario. Previously it included the municipality of Killarney on the mainland, until this was transferred to Sudbury District in the late 1990s.



In 2001, the population of Manitoulin District was 12,679; in 2006, it had risen to 13,090. The district's land area is 4,759.74 km (2,957 mi), for a population density of 2.8 people/km (1.7 people/mi). There are no visible minorities in the district; however, almost 40 per cent of the district's population is First Nations.[1]


Like the other districts of Northern Ontario, the Manitoulin District does not have a county or regional municipality tier of municipal government. All services in the district are provided either by the individual municipalities or directly by the provincial government. However, in many cases the Manitoulin District does not have its own administrative area for provincial government services — instead, many services are provided jointly with the Sudbury District from its district seat in Espanola.






Unorganized areas

Indian reserves


Provincial highways

Manitoulin District is served by only one primary provincial highway, Highway 6. This highway enters the district at the ferry docks in South Baymouth, in the township of Tehkummah, where the Chi-Cheemaun ferry travels to and from Tobermory in the municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. It exits the district in the Whitefish River First Nation, just south of Whitefish Falls, when it crosses into the Sudbury District.

A number of secondary provincial highways, the equivalent in a district to a county or municipal road in Southern Ontario, serve the communities of Manitoulin Island. These are:

Highway Extension
540 from the community of Little Current (Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands) to Meldrum Bay, the westernmost settlement on the island
540A connects Barrie Island to Highway 540
540B connects Gore Bay to Highway 540
542 extends from Highway 540 south of Gore Bay to Highway 6 near Tehkummah
542A connects the community of Tehkummah to Highway 542
551 from M'Chigeeng (West Bay) to Providence Bay (Central Manitoulin)


Ethnic groups

  • 62.4% White
  • 38.0% Aboriginal
  • According to Statcan there are no visible minorities in the district, rare for a community in Ontario.

Religious groups

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