Hawk Junction

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Hawk Junction is a community with a local services board in the Canadian province of Ontario,[1] found just north of Highway 101, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Wawa.

The community was made by people of Italian, Scottish and French ancestry in 1909 when the Algoma Central Railway was made through the area. In 1923-1924 it was destroyed by fire. The community was rebuilt and is now a terminal for the Algoma Central Railway.[2]

In September 2017, the last business, the Big Bear Hotel closed, leaving Hawk Junction without any services.[3] Residents had needed to drive to the town of Wawa for any services. It is a popular starting point for wilderness hunting and fishing trips. During the winter Hawk Junction is a major snowmobile drop off point.[2] The Big Bear has now recently reopened its doors under a new owner.

This is an Algoma Central Railway station in Hawk Junction
The main street, with the Big Bear hotel.

Demographics (from censuses)[change | change source]

Census Population
2006 244
2011 190
Canada census – Hawk Junction community profile
2011 2006
Population: 190 (-22.1% from 2006) 244 (% from 2001)
Land area: 83.14 km2 (32.10 sq mi) 83.14 km2 (32.10 sq mi)
Population density: 2.29/km2 (5.9/sq mi) 2.93/km2 (7.6/sq mi)
Median age: 53.9 (M: , F: )
Total private dwellings: 135
Median household income:
References: 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Local Services Boards, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 737. Canadian Legal Information Institute.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Algoma Country communities". Archived from the original on 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2007-10-19.
  3. "Last Business In Hawk Junction Closes". Sault Online. September 2, 2017.
  4. "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013.
  5. "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011.
  6. "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.