Canton Township

Plymouth Voice regularly covers news and events in the Charter Township of Canton, Michigan, located in Wayne County midway between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Canton was created by act of the Michigan Territorial Legislature in 1834 out of a southern portion of Plymouth Township. Canton covers an area of 36-square miles with a population of 90,173 and is considered a full-township. The former Plymouth “Super-Township,” which included all of Canton, Plymouth, and Northville Township, was divided into Plymouth Township and Northville Township at the turn of the 19th century.

Canton is Michigan’s second largest township. It was developed as a farming community in the late 1800s and grew into the large municipality of prosperous businesses and commerce it is today. Three school districts and several charter schools serve Canton’s population.

Cherry Hill Village is an unincorporated community located within Canton Township. The historic district is primarily residential. Cherry Hill is the last of the five hamlets in Canton Township to retain substantial historic significance and endured as a commercial and social hub until the 1960s.

Canton Farmers Market returns

Mar. 20, 2019  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Farmers Market will return with special off-season sales in March ...
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Apartment blaze displaces 8 Canton families

Mar. 14, 2019  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News A fast-spreading fire at the Canton Crossings apartment complex last week displaced ...
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Volunteers needed for Kids Coalition Against Hunger

Mar. 13, 2019  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Volunteers are needed for the fourth annual Greater Plymouth/Canton Service Project to ...
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Canton Mom to Mom sale set for March 16

Mar. 9, 2019  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Leisure Services will host the annual Mom to Mom Sale from ...
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Purchase of $1 million fire truck OK’d

Mar. 6, 2019  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Don Howard Staff Writer Despite continued and contentious comments from some members ...
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Canton responds to ‘bad day’ lawsuit

Mar. 6, 2019  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Township Corporate Counsel Kristin Kolb issued a statement last week in ...
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Wrongful death lawsuit filed against 911 operators

Feb. 20, 2019  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News "According to the filings, Heartland employees called 911 about 13 times while ...
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Salem High student wins auto show Chairman’s Award

Jan. 28, 2019  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Elizabeth Lu, a Plymouth Salem High School senior, has won North American ...
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Financial reporting receives state award

Jan. 25, 2019  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Township has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in ...
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Relay for Life at Canton Village Theater

Jan 18, 2019  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News A special theatrical event, Lights, Camera, Cure, will be presented at 7 ...
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