Old Minister (Spring 2010 population 58) is a police village in Gravenhurst Region. Located as part of the Archemedes Metropolitan Area, the municipality is the smallest in terms of area of the region.

Old Minister is currently the only police village remaining in the region, spanning over an area 9.24 squared kilometer. It is completely enclaved within the Town of Dixie - Dundas - Lloydminster.


Old Minister was formerly a community, part of the Town of Dixie - Dundas - Lloydminster, prior to 1997.

In 1997, local residents of Old Minister demanded to form their own police village. The local residents, account for about 50 residents, were extremely unhappy of how the local government of Dixie - Dundas - Lloydminster ignored their existence, and over the years, there had not been much resources put into the community, while other communities within town gained community centres, schools, hospitals, bus terminals, et cetera. After a long application and court hearings, in 2001, Old Minister was ruled to be an independent police village. On July 1, 2002, Old Minister was officially approved by the King and became a police village on its own. The community remains to be a police village to this date.

Town FacilitiesEdit

The police village features a community centre, which was formerly funded by the Dixie - Dundas - Lloydminster government. While after separation it is still running, the community centre greatly reduces its services due to budget constraints. In additional, the community centre functions as the municipal office for the police village.


The police village does not have any commercial activities. Residents either work within the two community farms within the boundary of the police village, or commute to nearby cities, such as Archemedes and Iranquay - Manhatten - Kanata for job sources.


In the spring 2010 census, the official enumeration of the population of the police village is 58, which is fairly stable through the past censuses.

The police village ranks 39th out of 42 municipalities in the region in terms of population.

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)

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