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.

Learn how to become a firefighter

May 14, 2023  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Police and Fire Departments will be hosting their annual Youth ...

Business owner dead after apparent carbon monoxide poisoning

Feb. 21, 2023  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Police are investigating whether high levels of carbon monoxide may have caused ...

Canton Police seek shooting suspects

Feb. 8, 2023   PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Township police investigators are attempting to identify four individuals who ...

Open letter from Canton Michigan Police Chief

Jan. 30, 2023   PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The following is an open letter to the community from Canton, Michigan ...

Meritorious Canton Police Captain retires after exemplary career

Dec. 29, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The Canton Police Department has announced the retirement of Captain Michael Kennedy ...

Deputy police chief retires from Canton Township

Nov. 15, 2022  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Deputy Police Chief Craig Wilsher has retired from the Canton Township Police ...

Missing 17-year-old in Canton – police seeking help

Nov. 1, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News Canton Police report they are looking for a 17-year-old female, Catlin Cecil, ...

Suspect charged in Canton dressing room incident

Oct. 31, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The man accused of spying on a fellow shopper at a used ...

Canton Fine Arts Exhibition opens at Village Theater

Oct. 13, 2022  PLYMOUTH EAGLE. Plymouth Michigan News Recently created art in a variety of media will be on display ...

Monster Mash – adult Halloween party

Oct. 13, 2022  PLYMOUTH VOICE. Plymouth Michigan News The tradition continues as the 21-and- older crowd prepare to attend the ...