Provincial Location - 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 – check out our location map. There are 14 concessions in Strong and 32 Township original lots of survey.
Population/Households -The Township of Strong has a population of 1304 and 881 households.
Local Location - 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 North east 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.
Services - 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.
Fire Protection - The Township of Strong and the Village of Sundridge has a 28 person Excellent and well equipped Volunteer Fire Department located on Hwy #11 in Sundridge and we have numerous water reservoir tanks located throughout the township for firefighting purposes.
Communication Towers -There are two Bell MobilityTowers located in the Township of Strong.
Industries are located in the Township at the North end on Highway #11. There are also existing industries located on Forest Lake Road to the east of Hwy #11 in the North end. Some of the Industries located in the Township include: South River Planing Mill; South River Lumber; South River Forest Products; Kent Trusses; Anderson Windows, etc.
Schools: - We have the District High School – Almaguin Highlands Secondary School located in the Township of Strong. The Public School – Sundridge Public School is located in the Village of Sundridge. The Jr. High is located in Burk’s Falls. Most of the students are bussed to the Schools.
Financial Institution – The Royal Bank of Canada is located on Hwy #11 in the Village of Sundridge.
Commercial - Restaurants: Danny's Justa Pasta; Enzo’s Pizza; The Ridge Golf Club & Dining Room; M M M Good Just Like MOM’s; Front Porch Bistro and others in the Village of Sundridge
Car Repair Garages; Danny's Shell Gas Station & Black's Gas Station Repair Shop & Boat Storage Trailer & Tent Camps: - Lake Bernard Park & Robins; Glen Bernard Girls Camp Euler Veterinary Clinic; G. F. Preston Equipment Sales & Services; Kent's Bus Lines
Ambulance services from – Huntsville; Burk’s Falls; South River; Powassan
Medical Centre – two doctors; one dentist; denture clinic Chiropractic -2; Optometrist –2
Hospital – Burks Falls (20 km)Huntsville (55 km)North Bay (73 km)
Service Organizations: Strong Agricultural Society, Horticultural Goup, Harmony Guild Service Group, Sundridge Senior Group; Sundridge Lions Club; Lioness Club; Quilters Guild; Sundridge Br. 467 Royal Canadian Legion, Strong Masonic Lodge.
Churches: Bethel Pentecostal; Almaguin Missionary Church; Church of Christ; Knox Presbyterian Church; Pevensey United Church; Sundridge Gospel Mission and other churches within the Village of Sundridge.
Recreation & Leisure – Sundridge Strong Joly Arena (see Arena page on web site); Sundridge Community Centre Meeting Room; Sundridge Strong Library; Township of Strong Meeting Room, Lions Club Meeting room
Accommodation: - Bed and Breakfasts: - Mitchells; Rogers;Cottages – Shady Nook, Ten Gables, Northridge Inn and Resort; Camping – Lake Bernard Park and Robins
Special Features: High Rock Lookout; Stirling Falls; Lake Bernard Outlet & Public Beaches