The Township of Strong is located north of Central Ontario on the East side of Parry Sound District and in the Central area of the Almaguin Highlands and the Blue Sky Region. The Township has an area of 15,861 ha. and surrounds Lake Bernard, the largest lake in Ontario without an island and with a flood elevation at 330.5 m. There are 14 concessions in Strong and 32 Township original lots of survey.
The Township of Strong has a population of 1304 and 881 households.
The Township of Strong has Hwy #11 and Hwy #124 intersecting in the centre of the Township. There is the CN Railway line running South to North through the centre of the Township and also to the Northeast of the Township there is the South River Sundridge and District Airport located in Joly Township to the East of Strong Township and also located East of Strong is the Unorganized Township of Laurier. To the North of Strong is the Unorganized Township of Lount, Machar Township and the Village of South River and located within the boundaries of Strong Township is the Village of Sundridge. South of the Township of Strong is the Township of Armour and within Armour is the Village of Burk’s Falls. To the West of the Township of Strong is the Municipality of Magnetawan and the Township of Ryerson.
Properties in the Township of Strong are serviced by private Water Wells and Individual Septic Systems, and utilities are supplied by Hydro One and Lakeland Power; Bell Canada; Union Gas with the Trans Canada Pipeline Pumping Station located in the Township of Strong.
The Township of Strong and the Village of Sundridge has a 28 person excellent and well equipped Volunteer Fire Department located on Hwy #124 in Sundridge and we have numerous water reservoir tanks located throughout the Township for firefighting purposes.
There are two Bell Mobility Towers located in the Township of Strong. Telespectrum has a number of high-speed internet towers in the Township, and many properties have access to either dial-up or high-speed internet connections.
Industries are located in the Township at the North end on Highway #124. There are also existing industries located on Forest Lake Road to the east of Hwy #124 in the North end. Some of the Industries located in the Township include: South River Planing Mill; Wood Products Industries; Kent Trusses; Anderson Windows, etc.
We have the District High School, Almaguin Highlands Secondary School, located in the Township of Strong, with Grades 9 - 12. The Public School, Sundridge Centennial Public School, is located in the Village of Sundridge and includes Kindergarten – Grade 6. The Jr. High School for Grades 7 - 8 is located in Burk’s Falls. Most of the students are bussed to the Schools.
The Royal Bank of Canada is located on Hwy #124 and John Street in the Village of Sundridge.
Danny's Justa Pasta, The Ridge Golf Club & Dining Room, Northridge Inn, Michael’s on Main, Caswell Hotel Restaurant, Blue Roof, Ha’s Restaurant and others in the Village of Sundridge
Car Repair Garages
Danny's Shell Gas Station, Black's Gas Station Repair Shop & Boat Storage, G.F. Preston for heavy equipment
Trailer & Tent Camps
Lake Bernard Park, Glen Bernard Girls Camp
Serviced from Huntsville, Burk’s Falls, South River, Parry Sound
Powassan Medical Centre has two doctors, one dentist, denture clinic, two Chiropractors, two Optometrists
Burk’s Falls Medical Centre has four doctors, addiction outreach, dietician, OTN, CCAC, physical therapy/rehabilitation (appointment only), Friends, Foot Clinic, Pharmacy, Mental Health. http://almaguin-health.org/
Huntsville (55 km), North Bay (73 km)
Strong Agricultural Society, Horticultural Society, Harmony Guild Service Group, Sundridge Senior Group – Happy Gang, Sundridge Lions Club, Lioness Club, Quilters Guild, Sundridge Br. 467 Royal Canadian Legion, Strong Masonic Lodge
Bethel Pentecostal, Almaguin Missionary Church, Church of Christ, Knox Presbyterian Church, Sundridge Gospel Mission and other churches within the Village of Sundridge
Hall/Meeting Room Rentals
Sundridge Strong Joly Arena, Sundridge Community Centre Meeting Room, Sundridge Strong Library, Township of Strong Meeting Room, Lions Club Meeting Room
Bed and Breakfasts - Brimanard Bay
Cottages – The Ridge Golf Course, Northridge Inn and Resort
Camping – Lake Bernard Park, Glen Bernard Camp
High Rock Lookout, Stirling Falls, Lake Bernard Outlet & Public Beaches