About Canton


Population: (2018) 10,254
 Land Area: 25 Square Miles
Median Household Income: $89,255 


Total Number of Students: 1,669
 Number of Canton Students going on to Higher Education: 85%


Town Hall 860-693-7847

Commute Times:
 
Hartford 40 min.
Bradley International Airport 25 min. 


Founded in 1806, Canton is the smallest of the valley towns, but is now also the fastest growing. It is basically made up of four villages: Collinsville, a center of a lively artist community, with its spectacular examples of early Victorian architecture, Canton Center, a small village along Cherry Brook Road, North Canton where several of the newer subdivisions are sprouting up, and Canton Village, the retail district along Route 44 with a variety of commercial services, antique shops and The Artist's Guild art gallery. Canton blends historic charm, rural, suburban and retail in distinctive fashion. 



Some of Canton's Special Places 


Downtown Collinsville 


A "Currier & Ives" picture from every angle, the village of Collinsville is the heart of Canton. Located by the river with steep hills in the distance, the village beckons you to visit its quaint specialty shops, fine restaurants, the quintessential New England church, and even the official Canton Town Hall.



The Canton Historical Museum
Located in picturesque downtown Collinsville, volunteers have gathered an interesting collection of town memorabilia. 


     

The River Walk in Collinsville
What a beautiful scenic area this is alongside the Farmington River. You can walk the boardwalk or relax on a bench and take in the views.



The Shoppes at Farmington Valley 
Located on Route 44 where a public golf course used to be, is the newest and largest retail development in the area. Several popular and well known shops, restaurants and food outlets are here. 



The Collins Co. Axe Factory
 This group of brick mill buildings along the Farmington River is a piece of early Collinsville history. Since the mid-1960's, these quaint buildings house art  studios/workshops and antiques shops. 



Collinsville Canoe & Kayak
Right alongside the Farmington River, here is where you can rent a canoe and paddle on the flatwater right out back.



The Canton General Store 
Over 100 years old, this store is still heated by a wood stove and delivering groceries along with your pizza!



The Roaring Brook Nature Center 
Tucked in the woods on Gracey Road, is this very active nature center with programs for kids and adults, i.e. nature walks, instructional programs, and  a very popular folk music concert series in their program room. www.roaringbrook.org


The Mills Pond Recreation Area 
Offering horseback riding, hiking, swimming, tennis, team sports, skating and skiing.

     

CANTON SCHOOLS


Cherry Brook School (K-3)
 Cherry Brook School
 Barbourtown Road
 Canton, CT 06019
860-693-7721 

       

   

Canton Intermediate (4-6)  
Canton Intermediate
       39 Dyer Avenue
       Canton, CT 06019
860-693-7721 

       

   

Canton Junior High School (7-8)
Canton Junior High School
76 Simonds Avenue
Canton, CT 06019
860-693-7712 

       

   

Canton High School (9-12)
Canton High School
76 Simonds Avenue
Canton, CT 06019
860-693-7712 

       

 
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