Township of East Garafraxa


East “Gary” as it’s known to locals is home to a variety of small businesses, agricultural pursuits and the hamlet of Marsville. It is situated to the south-west of Dufferin County allowing an easy commute to the south to Brampton, Mississauga, but also to Fergus, Guelph and the Waterloo Region. The Grand River flows through the Township giving the local artists inspiration and the local farmers ample water.

The rolling countryside has inspired several local businesses to locate here, some with international fame such as Jay-Lor, makers of TMR mixers for the agricultural community, others demonstrate the creative passion that is plentiful in Dufferin County such as the unique fire pit designs of Iron Embers. Jay-Lor was the recent winner of the 2015 Dufferin Business Excellence Award for Employer of the Year. For more information on East Garafraxa, their businesses and their services please visit their website.




Link to Township of East Garafraxa


A snapshot of East Garafraxa data:

2016 Census Profile – Statistics Canada
Population 2,579
Median age of population 42.9 years
% of population ages 15 and over 83.9%
Total private dwellings 922
Population density per square kilometre 15.5
Land area 166.07 km2



Educational Attainment (2016 Census)
High school certificate or equivalent 660
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 210
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 410
University certificate, diploma or degree 465



Labour Force Activity (2016 Census)
Employed 1,450
Unemployed 55
Not in work force 600
Average Earnings $45,584



Primary Occupations (2016 Census)
Sales and service occupations 280
Management occupations 245
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 290
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services 160
Business, finance and administration occupations 180
Health occupations 90
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 45
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 90
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 80
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 35



Top Employment Industries (by NAICS) (2016 Census )
31-33 Manufacturing 155
44-45 Retail trade 160
23 Construction 160
61 Educational services 115
62 Health care and social assistance 80
41 Wholesale trade 65
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 135
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 80
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 90
72 Accommodation and food services 80


Link to Stats Canada East Garafraxa Data