Town of Manchot, or simply Manchot (Spring 2010 population 521) is a town on Penguin Island, an island off in the middle of Lake Haldimond. The town spans over Manchot Island and also other isolated islands (except Clifton and Tuen Mun Islands) in Lake Haldimond within Gravenhurst Region's boundaries. The town also spans over parts of the mainland south of Highway 506 near the Township of Rainwater. The entire portion of the town is exclaved from the rest of the region, either by water, or by Pickering County.

The town can be reached from the rest of the region from the Lisi - Manchot Ferry Service, or the Manchot - Clifton Ferry Service.

The town is commonly served as a cottage township. The residential developments mainly serve as cottages and summer homes of regular residents from bigger cities, such as Archemedes and Lisi. There are well over 2,500 houses within the town, yet only 521 regular residents reside within the town. During the summer peak season, the island could be home to 10,000 people.


The town was first settled in 1212 BCE, when the local aboriginals used the island as one of the major warfare strategic point. They built forts (now Fort Penguin) on the island to serve as defense purposes. When the war was over, around 260 CE, the Dojo Temple was built on this island. The town once again became the spotlight of the region. It became the religious spotlight of the region. Regular trips of religious worships were made to the locale.

Municipalities in Gravenhurst Region
Capital city: Archemedes
Metropolitan Areas (CMA)
(Core city with population 10,000 +)
Agglomerations (CA)
(Core city with population 1,000 +)

Archemedes CMA

ArchemedesBordenCournersDevonshireDixie - Dundas - Lloydminster1Donsley1Guelph SouthMuskoka LakeOld Minister

Caledonia CA

ArithmeticCaithness - CaledoniaDever - DovercourtEugene - EuridiceFontinahas

Brock CMA

AshtonberryBrockFiestaHanlon Village

Fort Erie CA

Algonquin WoodsClifton IslandFort ErieHydrogen FallsMillennium Point

Lethbridge CMA

GuelphLethbridgeMedicine HatPuffleton1Sydenham1Warshaw

Garneau CA


Lisi CMA

Airborn - OppelLisiManchotWellingtonWilliamson2

Lydia CA


Mapleview CMA

Lacroix - LansingMapleviewNazarethNobleton - Nouveauville

Manhatten CA

Iranquay - Manhatten - KanataLloydminster2Mississauga2

Sussex CMA


Bolded municipality is the core municipality (capitol) of the CMA / CA.

1 - There are certain parts of this municipality that do not belong to this CMA / CA.

2 - Italics indicate that this is a community, not a municipality, and belongs to another CMA / CA.

Topsity CMA

Topsity - ZephyrYoli - Yaritown

Vandehogan CMA

HearstSandy PointWater Lea2Vandehogan

Gravenhurst, Unorganized
(Areas that have yet to be incorporated)