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.

Honorable 25-year Canton police veteran retires

Apr. 26, 2022  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Township Police Ofc. Andrew Curry has retired after 25-years on the ...
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Finally – relief for Canton Center Road drivers

Apr. 20, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Thanks to the passage of the Canton Township Road Improvement Program work ...
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Canton Police seek help in identifying assault suspect

Mar. 30, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Police are seeking public assistance in identifying a male suspect who ...
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Fire department recruiting job candidates

Mar. 22, 2022  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Township officials are currently encouraging qualified applicants to apply for the ...
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Canton indoor Farmers’ Markets returns next week

Mar. 14, 2022  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Farmers Market will return with special Off-Season Markets at the ...
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City officials resurrect paid parking plan

Feb. 22, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News After nearly a three-year hiatus the Plymouth City Commission is once again ...
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PCCS Annual 88.1 Student Record Show is back

Feb. 8, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The nationally-recognized student radio station 88.1 FM, owned and operated by Plymouth-Canton ...
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Canton’s Coffee-with-a-Cop returns

Feb. 8, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The popular “Coffee with a Cop”: gathering returns this Saturday, Feb. 12, ...
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Canton man sentenced in sexual abuse of minors

Jan. 31, 2022  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News A Canton Township man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison ...
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Canton Police release composite sketch of abduction suspect

Jan. 26, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Authorities continue the investigation into the attempted abduction of a 12-year-old Canton ...
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