Neighbourhoods
Mount Forest

In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A close-knit community in a small rural village, offering a sense of belonging.

Property Pulse

Homes in this neighbourhood are mostly older, with a mix of single-detached houses and low-rise apartments.

Community Canvas

A small community with a mix of families and retirees.

What You'll Love

Enjoy the abundance of parks and sports facilities, perfect for outdoor activities and family fun.

Have a look around Mount Forest.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 50s, people in their 60s, and people in their 70s. Mount Forest is an unincorporated community located at the junction of Highway 6 and Highway 89 in the township of Wellington North. Prior to European settlement, present day Mount Forest was prime hunting ground for the Saugeen Ojibway peoples due to its location on the Saugeen River. During the survey of the Galafraxa Colonization Road, constructed from Arthur to Georgian Bay in 1840-48, land was reserved for a settlement. By 1851 a post office was established. Mount Forest was amalgamated into the new township of Wellington North on 1 January 1999.

People & Families in Mount Forest

Families with kids make up 30% of households in Mount Forest, while couples without children make up 31% of households and 36% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 43 different ethnic origins, and 7% are first-generation immigrants, while 13% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

2,045

Neighbourhood Population

4,594

Household Size

  • 1 person - 35%
  • 2 persons - 36%
  • 3 persons - 11%
  • 4 persons - 10%
  • 5 or more persons - 4%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 35%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 30%
  • Couples without children - 30%
  • Multiple families in household - 0%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 24%
  • 2 children - 19%
  • 3 or more children - 7%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 14%
  • 15 to 64 years - 56%
  • 65 years and over - 28%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 34%
  • English - 34%
  • Scottish - 30%
  • Irish - 25%
  • German - 17%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 3%
  • 25 to 34 years - 13%
  • 35 to 44 years - 10%
  • 45 to 54 years - 17%
  • 55 to 64 years - 18%
  • 65 to 74 years - 14%
  • 75 to 84 years - 14%
  • 85 years and over - 6%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 5%
  • 20 to 29 years - 10%
  • 30 to 39 years - 8%
  • 40 to 49 years - 10%
  • 50 to 59 years - 14%
  • 60 to 69 years - 12%
  • over 70 years - 18%

Mount Forest Schools

Mount Forest has secondary special programs. There are 2 public schools and 4 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

2

Catholic Schools

4

Having Fun in Mount Forest

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in Mount Forest feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and skating. There are 8 parks in this neighbourhood, with 24 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

8

Number of Recreation Facilities

24

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 5
  • Pool - 1
  • Rinks - 2
  • Volleyball Court - 1
  • Ball Diamonds - 4
  • Sports Fields - 2
  • Tracks - 2
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Skateboard Park - 1
  • Outdoor Games Facilities - 2
  • Fairground - 1
  • Trail - 1
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in Mount Forest

There are 0 transit stops in Mount Forest. In Mount Forest, there are mostly vehicle commuters, most commute within the city, and people have mostly short commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 65%
  • Commute to another city - 33%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 84%
  • Transit - 2%
  • Walk/bike - 13%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 20%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 11%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 5%
  • 60 minutes and over - 9%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 52%

Work and Education in Mount Forest

In this neighbourhood, 11% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 47% have any postsecondary education. The manufacturing industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 22%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 11%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 9%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 7%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 8%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 4%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 3%
  • $200,000 and over - 0%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 24%
  • Sales and service occupations - 19%
  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities - 16%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Manufacturing - 25%
  • Health care and social assistance - 12%
  • Retail trade - 12%

Employment

  • Employed - 55% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 40% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Mount Forest Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of home types. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 41% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 13% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 59%
  • Semi-detached house - 4%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 6%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 26%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 10%
  • Not condominium - 89%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 10%
  • 2 bedrooms - 32%
  • 3 bedrooms - 35%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 22%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 21%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 16%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 11%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 4%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 8%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 3%
  • 1960 or before - 34%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 65%
  • Renter - 35%

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