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Blyth, Ontario

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Country  Canada
Township  North Huron
Time zone  EST (UTC-5)
Population  1,005 (2011)
Local time  Sunday 11:54 AM
County  Huron
Founded  1877
Forward sortation area  N0M 1H0
Province  Ontario
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Weather  -4°C, Wind SE at 27 km/h, 54% Humidity

Blyth is a community in the municipality of North Huron, Huron County, Ontario, Canada. It is located southwest of the town of Wingham on Huron Road 4, west of Walton on Huron County Road 25 and geographically south of the town of Lucknow. It is the center for the nationally acclaimed theatre, the Blyth Festival (at the Blyth Festival Theatre). Since its inception in 1975, it has premiered 121 Canadian plays. Plays developed at the Blyth Festival have won Governor General's Awards and a number of Chalmers Awards. It plays to audiences of between forty and fifty thousand annually.

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Map of Blyth, ON, Canada

Blyth has the status of a designated place in Canadian censuses. It had a population of 1,005 in the Canada 2011 Census.

History

By 1869, Blyth was a village with a population of 350 in the Townships of Morris and Wawanosh County, Huron. The improved land in vicinity averaged $30 per acre.

The community was founded in 1877 and amalgamated into North Huron in 2001. Many of its buildings still retain a Cape Dutch style of detailing that was popular after the Boer War. Locals pronounce the name of their town like "bly-eth" rather than "blithe".

Transportation

Blyth is at the junction of County Road 4 and County Road 25.

Awards

In 2001, Blyth won the Communities in Bloom National Award in the category of 1 to 1000 population. This award recognizes civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on enhancing green spaces in communities.

Media

The local radio stations are AM920, 101.7 The One and 94.5 Classic Rock - www.cknxradio.com

References

Blyth, Ontario Wikipedia


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