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Geography 1410 6.0 Human Geography Workshop #2 By: Svjetlana Stikic TA: Domenica di Capua Date: 2005-11-01 Townships in Canada are very diverse and dispersed, especially in Ontario. They vary greatly in their economic make up and what each one stands for. Dryden and Markham are very different in size and specialties. Dryden is very much directed towards its agriculture and lumber industry, unlike Markham which specializes in manufacturing and service industry. Both the towns are vital in the Canadian economy in their own way, they vary in the way they came about their specializations, their size and location. ...read more.


It is no longer home to agricultural based companies. On the other hand Dryden, Ontario is the opposite, in that it depends heavily on their land resources. The town's population is 8198 and its area is that of only 65.31 km2.2 It has been this was since its inception as a town in 1894. It heavily depends on its pulp and paper industry because those resources are the economic base for the town. Specialization of towns comes about in many ways. In the case of Markham it was as a result of the growth of Toronto and in turn transformed Markham into a suburb. ...read more.


One of the major reasons that these two towns specialize in different areas is location. Markham is located on the outskirts of a major city and therefore has many more people that commute to the city to work. Dryden is located in countryside and has fewer residents in comparison to Markham. They specialize in basically one main industry as opposed to Markham which has many more because of its size and location. Size location and population number are all factors that contribute to the way towns and cities are formed. Dryden and Markham are both important to the Canadian economy in their own way, whether it's a big or small contribution its all counts. 1 http://thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002414. The Canadian Encyclopedia (c) 2005 Historica Foundation of Canada 2 ibid. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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