Val Rita- Harty

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(09 Dec 2017)

Welcome to the Villages of Val Rita – Harty!

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Municipal Offices of Val Rita-Harty

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Settlement of the communities of Val Rita and Harty did not begin until 1922 and 1923 respectively when a small group of families arrived to establish homes on what were simply remote train stops. The villages of Val Rita and Harty successfully incorporated in 1973 to form the combined Municipality of Val Rita-Harty.


The village of Val Rita is located 10 km’s west of the town of Kapuskasing, Harty a further 10 km west of Val Rita. The municipality covers approximately 382.71 km2  with a population density of 1.9 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.


2016 Census Data

Community Profile

Population: 762

Age Profiles: 15.7% under the age of 14

50.3% Average Working Age (15 to 60)

24.6% is 60+

The average age of the local population is 42.4 years old. The average household size is 2.3 persons per household.

Languages: The community is largely Francophone, however the majority of residents are bilingual in both French and English.

Average Family Income:$73,387.00

Educational Level: (that of residents of working age) 69.2% have a minimum of a High School Diploma

Highest Educational Level attained (as percentage of working age population)

High School Diploma : 30.7%

Trades: 7.4%

College Diploma: 28.23%

University Degree:4.9%

Types of Employment:

Trades, Manufacturing & Transport

Health Sciences



Access & Transport

The villages of Val Rita and Harty are 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.




OK Tire, Hwy 11(96 Government Rd), Val Rita – Mechanic, Tires, Gas, Towing

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Peterbilt Parts & Service, Hwy 11 (96 Government Rd), Val Rita



D&G Construction




Lamontagne Excavation



Farms, Produce, Equestrian

Perras Gardens, Val Rita




Northern Lights Therapeutic Riding Association, Val Rita

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Tools & Hardware Suppliers


Matco Tools, Val Rita,(705 )335-4569



Woodwork, Carpenters, Cabinet Makers

Nouveau Look, Custom Cabinetry, Val Rita



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