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
Median age of population42.9 years
% of population ages 15 and over83.9%
Total private dwellings922
Population density per square kilometre15.5
Land area166.07 km2



Educational Attainment (2016 Census)
High school certificate or equivalent660
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma210
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma410
University certificate, diploma or degree465



Labour Force Activity (2016 Census)
Not in work force600
Average Earnings$45,584



Primary Occupations (2016 Census)
Sales and service occupations280
Management occupations245
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations290
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services160
Business, finance and administration occupations180
Health occupations90
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities45
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations90
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations80
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport35



Top Employment Industries (by NAICS) (2016 Census )
31-33 Manufacturing155
44-45 Retail trade160
23 Construction160
61 Educational services115
62 Health care and social assistance80
41 Wholesale trade65
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting135
48-49 Transportation and warehousing80
54 Professional, scientific and technical services90
72 Accommodation and food services80


Link to Stats Canada East Garafraxa Data