Not a lot of information to this article, but I think it’s worth passing along anyway. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, two Amish families from Ontario recently spent time searching for a new home on Canada’s Prince Edward Island:
Anthony Wallbank is a friend of several members of Ontario’s Amish community, and drove some of them to the Island to look at farm properties. Wallbank said many younger Amish men are looking to start up their own farms, but affordable, fertile farmland is scarce in Ontario.
On P.E.I., he said, there’s lots of land at a tenth of the price.
With all due respect to our Canadian readers, I don’t really know much about Prince Edward Island.
According to government statistics, the province of Prince Edward Island has around 140,000 residents. Wikipedia tells me the province consists of one main island and 231 smaller islands, with the main island about the size of Delaware.
I’ve never heard of Amish living in this area. In fact, the only other Canadian province besides Ontario I’m aware of where Amish have lived (briefly) is British Columbia (if you know of any other, glad to hear about it).
Walbank thinks Amish could make the move relatively soon:
Wallbank said he will likely return to P.E.I. with another Amish group next month, and he would not be surprised if a handful of families move to the province within the next couple of years.
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