Welcome to the Township of Amaranth website. This website is intended to keep our residents informed and up to date with local information, services, by-laws and Council. As well, we encourage those from outside our Community to learn more about the beautiful Township of Amaranth.

Located within the County of Dufferin, the land area defined as the corporation of the Township of Amaranth is occupied by a diversity of landscape features, rivers, wetlands, wildlife and, most importantly, residents with a strong pride in the sustainability of their community.

The Township is a cosmopolitan of neighborhoods and hamlets, like Laurel and Waldemar, nestled amongst a strong and vibrant agricultural community, surrounded by the towns of Orangeville, Grand Valley and Shelburne. Also within commuting distance of large urban centres, such as Toronto, Brampton, Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Alliston, Barrie and Collingwood, Amaranth offers enjoyment year-round.


Bounded on the west by Luther Lake, one of the largest wetlands in Southern Ontario, a different variety of wildlife can be enjoyed from the 32km of trails, winter and summer. An old rail line that crosses Amaranth provides a variety of recreational activities, especially snowmobiling along well-groomed trails.

Located in the Headwaters of Canada's Heritage River, the Grand River, people are encouraged to visit, reside, work or enjoy recreation in the Township of Amaranth.

"Immortal Amaranth" wrote Milton in his "Paradise Lost" poem, for the never-fading flower of the poets, probably led to the naming of this township.
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