The Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc Ontario

The municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc, located in Southwestern Ontario, is the 75th largest city in Ontario from 2011 census data. It is located 40 kilometres west of London, Ontario. The Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc was formed in 2001 from an amalgamation of the Town of Strathroy and the Township of Caradoc.

Location

The map in Figure 1 shows the geographical location of Strathroy. Street names are found by zooming in using the “+” and “-” buttons in the upper left of the map. In the upper right are buttons to switch views between map and satellite imagery.

Figure 1. Interactive location map.

Source: Mapquest.

Underneath the map on the left is a button to open another window with a larger map image in it. This image has easier-to-use controls in the upper right corner.

Demographics

According to Statistics Canada, some demographic characteristics of Strathroy are:

  • Population: 20,978 in 2011. The population growth rate of 5.1% is below the 2006 – 2011 provincial average of 5.7%.
  • Labour and wages: n/a.
  • Language used: English 95.2%; other 4.8%.
  • Education: n/a.
  • Citizenship and immigration: 2.4% aboriginal and 1.8% visible minorities. It should be noted that the immigrant population is 12.1%. The largest visible minority groups living in Strathroy-Caradoc were South Asian, Black and Latin American.

Source: Statistics Canada. and NHS Focus on Geography Series – Strathroy-Caradoc.

Climate and Soil

Strathroy is in plant hardiness zone either 6a (see interactive map) or 6b (hardiness index 65) (see Plant Hardiness Zone by Municipality, interactive list). A large scale map of the zones is shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2. Plant hardiness zones of Southern Ontario (click to enlarge).

Source: GEOSCAN.

The table Strathroy Average Monthly Climate Data & Extremes, has values for many climate parameters (taken from Ontario, Canada Climate Stats). Selections are:

  • Annual rainfall: 76.4 cm.
  • Annual snowfall: 181.6 cm.
  • Annual precipitation: 94.5 cm.

A survey of Ontario soils has been made over the years. These are collected by county in the table Historical Soil Maps and Reports at the bottom of page Use of Soil and Canada Land Inventory (CLI) Information for Agricultural Land Use Planning in Ontario.

Power

Hydro services for Strathroy are provided by Entegrus Powerlines Inc.Their service area is shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3. Entegrus service area.

Source: Entegrus.

Gas

Union Gas provides gas services within the municipality (see: Union Gas Service Area). Head office is in Chatham with district offices in Windsor, Chatham, London, Sarnia, Waterloo, and Brantford in Southwestern Ontario.

The contact for setting up an account the Customer Contact Centre at 1-888-774-3111. A deposit for a new account is required unless a letter of reference is provided by your previous (to new) electricity or gas supplier.

Water

The Town of Strathroy purchases its treated drinking water from the Lake Huron and Elgin Area Primary Water Supply Systems (LHEWSS). Transmission is via a pipeline with a capacity of 54,700 m3/day. The current average day flow for Strathroy in 2010 was 4,795 m3/day. It receives all its treated water from Lake Huron.

Strathroy Water Distribution System Map shows the water system for Strathroy.

LHEWSS chlorinates water before distribution (read: Water Treatment and Distribution in London). Neither agency uses chloramines  (chlorine plus ammonia) (read: Water Quality).

Water and sewer are billed on a flat rate of 11 m3. Inntegrus handles the water as well as the electricity services. A deposit for a new account is required unless pre-authorized billing and payment is set up in which case the deposit is waved.

For a more detailed description of the treatment of water and the regional distribution network, read our post: Lake Huron and Elgin Water Supply Systems (LHEWSS).

Medical Facilities

Real Estate and Taxes

A selection of the major real estate firms:

Tax rate: Strathroy has the 11th lowest tax rate (source: 2013 Tax Rate Comparison) in the province. Local rates are 2015 Tax Rates.

Transportation

Available public transportation:

Banks and Credit Unions

More information can be found at Credit Unions of Ontario.

  • BMO Bank of Montreal, 630 Victoria St, Strathroy, ON N7G 3C1, (519) 245-2990, Hours.
  • Credit Union Central of Ontario LTD. 32 Front St E, Strathroy, ON N7G 1Y4.
  • Libro Credit Union, 72 Front St W, Strathroy, ON N7G 1X7, (519) 245-1261, Hours.
  • Mainstreet Credit Union, 214 Caradoc St S, Strathroy, ON N7G 2P1, (519) 245-2530, Hours.
  • RBC Royal Bank, 38 Front St W, Strathroy, ON N7G 1X4, (519) 245-1420, Hours.
  • Scotiabank, 360 Caradoc St S, Strathroy, ON N7G 2P6, (519) 245-4910, Hours.
  • TD Canada Trust, 360 Caradoc St S, Strathroy, ON N7G 2P6, (519) 245-4020, Hours.
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