Cover Photo Courtesy of Nancy Watson
( 07 Dec 2017)
Welcome to the Town of Moonbeam!
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The first settlers in what would later come to be known as Moonbeam, arrived in 1909 following the path of the Transcontinental Rail Line as it made its steady progress through the thick forests of North Eastern Ontario heading westward. More settlers soon followed and by 1919 the town saw the building of a church and a school. Remi Lake, and Rene Brunelle Provincial Park, a few minutes to the north of the town have been a favorite cottage destination for nearly a century, the first cottage having been built on its shores in 1920.
The town of Moonbeam is located on both the Transcanada Highway 11 and the Ontario Northland Rail line, between the towns of Kapuskasing (10 mins west) and Fauquier (6 mins East). The township covers approximately 235.65 km2 km2 with a population density of 4.7 people for every km2 compared that to Toronto : 4149.5 persons per km2, Montreal 4,517 persons per km2, Kitchener-Waterloo 576.7 persons per km2 .
Age Profiles:12.2% under the age of 14
54.9% Average Working Age (15 to 60)
32.9% is 60+
The average age of the local population is 47.5 years old. The average household size is 2.2 persons per household.
Languages: The community is largely Francophone, however the majority of residents are bilingual in both French and English.
Average Family Income:$99,134
Educational Level: (that of residents of working age) 73.12% have a minimum of a High School Diploma
Highest Educational Level attained (as percentage of working age population)
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Access & Transport
Roadways in the community are well maintained, paved in the village and gravel along the surrounding concessions. Winter tires are a must if traveling in the area between October and April.
Moonbeam is situated along Highway 11, part of the Trans-Canada Highway linking Eastern and Western Canada. The Ontario Northland Railway also runs through the community providing potential access to freight transportation services linking Northeastern Ontario and Northwestern Quebec over a rail system that spans from Moosonee to North Bay, and from Calstock to Rouyn Noranda, Quebec, over 700 miles of rail line. National Shipping is available via their connections in Hearst, Rouyn Noranda and North Bay.
The communities of Cochrane, Kapuskasing and Timmins offer access to Airports. It is possible to get from here to Toronto in less than 3 hours via Porter Airlines at Timmins Airport which offers twice daily connections to Downtown Toronto Billy Bishop Airport.
Ontario Northland Bus Service operates a daily service through the community traveling both west to Hearst, and East to connections in Timmins, North Bay, Sudbury, Toronto and beyond.
Art Gallery & Cultural Centre
Twin Lakes Camping
Dagenais Wood Work, Moonbeam
Demolition & Excavation
Don Robert Backhoe & Excavation Services, Demolition & Landscape
Tammy Chartrand Photography
Twin Lakes Chipstand
Ron Godard Trucking Inc.
Welding & Machine Shops
Moonbeam Machine Shop