Canton is situated between the St. Lawrence River and
the foothills of the Adirondacks that rise to the south. Woods and fields
surround the village. Ottawa, Canada's capital is an hour and a half by
car; Montreal is a two-hour drive. Syracuse, NY and Burlington, Vermont are within a three hour drive.
Airports: Ottawa - 1 hour, 20 minutes: Syracuse - 2 hours, 15 minutes,
Ogdensburg - 20 minutes, Massena - 40 minutes
Trailways (station at Partridge Cafe, Midtown Cafe 315-386-3016) - one round trip daily to New York City.
In an ideal location, St. Lawrence University is a diverse liberal arts learning community of inspiring faculty, serious students, and accomplished alumni, guided by tradition and focused on the future. Its mission is to provide an inspiring and demanding undergraduate education in the liberal arts to students selected for their seriousness of purpose and intellectual promise. Founded April 3, 1856, it is the oldest continuously coeducational institution of higher learning in New York State. The University enrolls 2,100-2,200 undergraduate students from throughout the United States and around 50 nations, and about 120 graduate students in a non-residential Master of Education program. Over 95 percent of the undergraduates reside on campus and enjoy a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. St. Lawrence considers its location one of its greatest assets, asserting to prospective and current students that ³St. Lawrence¹s location will shape who you are and who you will be.² Simply put, St. Lawrence would not be St. Lawrence if it were located anywhere else in the nation. The community is welcomed on campus for a wide variety of lectures, performances, exhibitions and athletic contests throughout the academic year. Its partnership with the region is further strengthened through support of outstanding North Country students and through two initiatives of co-investment in the economic health of the community, the Canton Initiative and the Coming Home Initiative. To learn more about St. Lawrence University, visit www.stlawu.edu. You can also learn more about the Canton Initiative and Coming Home program.
SUNY Canton, has recently experienced unprecedented growth and success. The
college now offers 12 four-year bachelor's degree programs in addition to
23 associate degree programs and 13 one-year certificate programs. Three
unique master's degree programs are also offered in conjunction with
SUNYIT, Utica. The college is known for providing an education that
prepares students for in-demand careers. Current four-year programs include
Alternative and Renewable Energy Applications, Criminal Investigation,
Emergency and Disaster Management, Facilities Operation, Financial
Services, Health Services Management, Information Technology, Legal
Studies, Law Enforcement Leadership and Management, Mortuary Services
Management, Technology Mamagement, and Veterinary Services Management.
Canton Central School, having recently completed a $15
million addition and renovation, is said to be the best in northern New
York. There is a strong parental involvement with the school and on the
shared decision making teams. Many of our students go on to attend some
of the leading colleges and Ivy League schools in the nation.
St. Mary's School's mission is to meet
the needs of each child in a Christian atmosphere. St. Mary's accepts
and encourages enrollment of children from families of all faiths.
Students from nursery (age 3) to grade 6 are accepted.
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) is a regional education cooperative which provides a variety of educational services to school districts and the community, such as Career and Technical Education, Special Education, Alternative Education and Adult Education. BOCES also provides services to teachers such as Professional Development and non-instructional services to school districts such as Cooperative Purchasing.
Canton Day Care - Preschool program provides an age and developmentally appropriate learning environment for children ages 3-5 with half and full day options. School-age programs provide enrichment for children ages 5-10 after school and on holidays and school vacations.
|Calvary Baptist Church||315-386-4110|
|First Baptist Church||315-386-8608|
|Grace Episcopal Church||315-386-3714
|United Methodist Church ||315-386-4500|
|First Presbyterian Church||315-386-2570|
|New Life Presbyterian Church||315-379-1578|
|St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church ||315-386-2543|
|Seventh Day Adventist Church||315-386-3550|
|Christian Fellowship Church||315-386-4515|
|St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Campus Parish||315-386-8425|
Canton, the County Seat of St. Lawrence County, is the center for the village, town and county government.
The Village Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 7pm in the Municipal Building. Visit the Canton Village Website.
The Town Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Municipal Building.
The St. Lawrence County Legislature meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 7pm in the Legislative Boardroom. Visit the St. Lawrence County Website.
Offices for local government officials are located as follows:
|Village Mayor ||Municipal Building ||315-386-2871|
|Village Clerk ||Municipal Building ||315-386-2871|
|Town Supervisor ||Municipal Building ||315-386-2595|
|Town Clerk ||Municipal Building ||315-386-3735|
|Superintendent of Public Works ||Municipal Building ||315-386-4700|
|Town Supervisor of Highways|| Town Barn ||315-386-8707|
|County Supervisor of|
|County Barn ||315-379-1542|
|Town Assessor ||Municipal Building
|Town/Village Code Enforcement Officer ||Municipal Building|| 315-386-2871|
|Town/Village Historian ||Municipal Building ||315-386-1633|
|Department of Motor Vehicles|| County Office Building ||315-386-1408|
|St. Lawrence County Offices|| County Office Building ||315-379-2000|
|Director of Economic Development||Municipal Building||315-386-2871|
| SECURITY & SAFETY --- 911 EMERGENCY SYSTEM|
|Canton Police Department ||Municipal Building|| 315-386-4561|
|St. Lawrence County Sheriff|| Public Safety Building|| 315-379-2365|
|New York State Police ||Public Safety Building ||315-379-0012|
Canton-Potsdam Hospital, located 10 miles away in Potsdam, provides comprehensive acute medical, surgical and emergency care. Several services and medical staff offices are located in Canton. 315-265-3300
United Helpers Canton Nursing Home is one of the finest Residential Health Care facilities in Northern New York. This 160 bed facility offers attractive courtyards and gardens with a real sense of community. 315-386-4541
Partridge Knoll, modeled after a grand Adirondack lodge, is the first full service independent retirement community in St. Lawrence County. It offers a wide variety of apartment styles and services. 315-379-1428
Canton Housing Authority provides low income housing for senior citizens, handicapped, disabled and families and is conveniently located near downtown. 315-386-8381
Cerebral Palsy Association 315-379-9667