Civic Addressing and Rural Addressing follow a similar principle: addresses are based on an access point on a grid pattern.

  • In civic addressing, an address is typically formed from the street and avenue road pattern. This applies in cities, towns, villages, and hamlets.
  • A rural address is based off the Range Road and Township Road grid pattern.

Civic addresses in hamlets are formed in a street and avenue grid pattern, similar to what you would find in cities and towns. Signs are located at the intersection of streets and avenues, with streets traveling in a north and south direction, and avenues east and west. When roads do not follow a simple grid, named streets may be used.

In areas with civic addresses, you will find even numbered properties on the north and west side of the road, and odd numbers on the south and east sides.

In the County, hamlets use the civic address style, with the 911 or emergency address being the same as the one used for postal service. If you do not live in a town, village, or hamlet, you use the rural address when calling 911.

The Community Standards Bylaw requires all properties to have their address displayed and clearly visible from the roadway. This is to assist local utility companies and emergency services, including police, fire, and ambulance, quickly locate your property.