(to be transferred to a space page) The township was named for John Shedden, railway president. On November 1, 1985 the Township of The North Shore geographically separated from the Township of Shedden. North Shore the municipality was created as an Improvement District by order of the Ontario Municipal Board on March 1, 1973, comprising the geographic Townships of Shedden, Lewis, Spragge, Long and the easterly portion of Striker. The Improvement District was elevated to Township status effective as of December 1, 1978. Name changed to the Town of Spanish on October 1st, 2004. Shedden Township is situated at the mouth of the Spanish River where it empties into the North Channel of Lake Huron. 1973: The Township of Shedden experiences its first form of municipal government by joining the Improvement District of the North Shore. 1981: The Improvement District of the North Shore and the Township of Shedden separate. 1985: The Township of Shedden separates from The North Shore and becomes the Improvement District of Shedden 1989: The Township of Shedden is created.