Central Frontenac

2011 Canadian Census Kingston, Ontario 2006 Canadian Census
Central Frontenac
Township of Central Frontenac
Road sign along Highway 7
Road sign along Highway 7
Central Frontenac is located in Southern Ontario
Central Frontenac
Central Frontenac
Coordinates: 44°43′N 76°48′W / 44.717°N 76.800°W / 44.717; -76.800Coordinates: 44°43′N 76°48′W / 44.717°N 76.800°W / 44.717; -76.800
Country Canada
Province Ontario
 • TypeTownship
 • MayorFrances Smith
 • Federal ridingLanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington
 • Prov. ridingLanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington
 • Land1,025.20 km2 (395.83 sq mi)
 • Total4,373
 • Density4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
Area code(s)613
Municipal office in Sharbot Lake

Central Frontenac is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada in the County of Frontenac.

Central Frontenac was created in 1998 through an amalgamation of the Townships of Hinchinbrooke, Kennebec, Olden and Oso.


There are 28 communities:


Central Frontenac, along with South Frontenac, North Frontenac and the Frontenac Islands, send students to schools part of the Limestone District School Board, based in neighboring Kingston.


According to the 2006 Statistics Canada Census:[7]

Populations prior to amalgamation (1998):


The main road is Highway 7 which runs through the entire township from east to west. County Road 38 intersects Highway 7 at Sharbot Lake and runs south to Kingston.

The route of the former Kingston and Pembroke Railway runs through the township, and has been converted into the K&P Rail Trail.


On June 7, 2020, a gunman opened fire on his neighbours after lighting building on fire which spread to the adjacent historic century old St. James Anglican church destroying both buildings in Parham. One person was injured. The man was charged with attempted murder, arson and firearms-related charges. [10] [11]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Central Frontenac, Township". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Beautiful Village of Arden, Ontario". www.ardenvillageontario.com.
  3. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ Statistics Canada 2006 Census - Central Frontenac community profile
  8. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  9. ^ "Central Frontenac census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  10. ^ Charges laid in shooting, arson in eastern Ontario village of Parham, CBC News Ottawa, June 8, 2020
  11. ^ Parham, Ont., residents speak out after shooting and historic church fire, Global News, June 9, 2020