Billings, Ontario

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Township of Billings
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Billings is located in Manitoulin District
Billings is located in Ontario
Coordinates: 45°54′N 82°15′W / 45.900°N 82.250°W / 45.900; -82.250Coordinates: 45°54′N 82°15′W / 45.900°N 82.250°W / 45.900; -82.250
 • TypeTownship
 • MayorJoseph Ian Anderson
 • MPCarol Hughes (NDP)
 • MPPMichael Mantha (NDP)
 • Land209.64 km2 (80.94 sq mi)
 • Total603
 • Density2.9/km2 (8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
P0P 1J0
Area code(s)705 Edit this at Wikidata

Billings is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, as well as the name of a community within that township.

Located in the Manitoulin District, the township had a population of 603 in the Canada 2016 Census.


The primary community in the township is Kagawong. There are three smaller communities: Billings, Bowser's Corner, and Pleasant Valley.


Kagawong's harbour is located on Mudge Bay and is home to the Kagawong Lighthouse, which has been in continuous service since 1888. The name Kagawong means "where mists rise from falling waters" in the Ojibwe language, a reference to the nearby Bridal Veil Falls on the Kagawong River.

Kagawong is home to numerous tourist attractions. The most popular being the famed Bridal Veil Falls. The legend is that those who swim under the falls are rewarded with good luck. The falls begin at the end of the upper Kagawong river, and flow past a series of small, cascading waterfalls down a winding trail towards Mudge Bay. The trails are spotted with art pieces, benches and picnic tables. In addition to the falls, Kagawong is also home to a Transportation and Communication Museum, Art Gallery, Anglican Church, several sandy beaches, and many camping and cottage rental opportunities.

Kagawong is the nearest port of call to the islands of the North Channel, being directly south of Clapperton Island and the Benjamin Islands.

The waterfront of Kagawong


Historical population
Canada census – Billings, Ontario community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 603 (+19.2% from 2011) 506 (-6.1% from 2006) 539 (-2.2% from 2001)
Land area: 209.64 km2 (80.94 sq mi) 209.30 km2 (80.81 sq mi) 209.15 km2 (80.75 sq mi)
Population density: 2.9/km2 (7.5/sq mi) 2.4/km2 (6.2/sq mi) 2.6/km2 (6.7/sq mi)
Median age: 51.4 (M: 50.9, F: 51.9) 53.6 (M: 53.6, F: 53.5)
Total private dwellings: 731 704 618
Median household income: $68,779 $42,733
References: 2016[4] 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]


Highway 540 is the main road in the township and provides connections to Gore Bay and Mindemoya.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Billings, Township". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 20, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2001, 2006 census
  3. ^ "Billings census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.

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