Location of Manitoulin District within Ontario
|o MP||Carol Hughes|
|o MPP||Michael Mantha|
|o Land||3,107.12 km2 (1,199.67 sq mi)|
|o Density||4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Postal code span|
It comprises Manitoulin Island primarily, as well as a number of smaller islands surrounding it, such as Barrie, Cockburn, and Great La Cloche islands. Previously it included the municipality of Killarney on the mainland, until this was transferred to Sudbury District in the late 1990s. Subsequently, more mainland portions were added to Killarney and these, together with Unorganized Mainland Manitoulin District, were also transferred to Sudbury District in 2006, about 1,600 square kilometres (600 sq mi) in all.
The district has an area of 3,107.13 square kilometres (1,199.67 sq mi), making it the smallest district in Ontario. It is located in the northern part of Lake Huron, separated from the mainland by the North Channel to the north and by the Georgian Bay to the east.
Islands included within the district are:
|Name of Township||Population||Ref.|
|Burpee and Mills||343|
|Name of Area||Population||Ref.|
|Manitoulin, Unorganized, Mainland (dissolved in 2006)||5|
|Manitoulin, Unorganized, West Part, includes Local services boards:||168
|Name of Reserve||Population||Ref.|
|M'Chigeeng (West Bay)||939|
|Zhiibaahaasing (Cockburn Island)||55|
Like the other districts of Northern Ontario, the Manitoulin District does not have a county or regional municipality tier of government. All services in the district are provided either by the individual municipalities or directly by the provincial government. Services are provided jointly with the Sudbury District from its district seat in Espanola.