Kingsville, Ontario


Kingsville, Ontario

Infobox City
official_name = Town of Kingsville, Ontario
nickname = Canada's Southernmost Town
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = Canada
subdivision_name1 = Ontario
subdivision_name2 = Essex
leader_title = Mayor
leader_title1 = Governing body
leader_title2 = Member of Parliament
leader_title3 = Provincial Representative
leader_name = Nelson Santos
leader_name1 = Kingsville Town Council
leader_name2 = Jeff Watson (CONS)
leader_name3 = Bruce Crozier (LIB)
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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The Town of Kingsville is located in Essex County in southwestern Ontario, Canada and is Canada's Southernmost town. According to the 2006 census, the population of Kingsville is 20,908.

Geography

Kingsville is west of the Municipality of Leamington, south of Town of Lakeshore and southeast of the Town of Essex and north of Lake Erie.

The geography of Kingsville is typical of most of Essex County. The terrain is generally flat, and consists of glacial drift which is a mixture of various rocks, sand and clay. The town is approximately 570 feet above sea level.

Famous facts

Kingsville is home to the country's southernmost gravel dock, which is replenished by Lake freighter from around the Great Lakes

Kingsville was the preferred vacation spot of the distiller Hiram Walker. He built the Mettawas Hotel in 1889 to attract others to the area, such as Ty Cobb, Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Ford.

Kingsville is home to the Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary. Jack Miner was awarded The Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his achievements in conservation in the British Empire. It was awarded June 23, 1943, by King George VI, as King of Canada. Jack Miner is considered "the father of the conservation movement on the continent".

Kingsville is home to Colasanti's Tropical Gardens which attracts many people from all over the world. The gardens have many varieties of tropical plants and animals.

Former major league baseball pitcher, Paul Quantrill, although born in London Ontario, grew up in Kingsville.

Team Canada Women's Ice Hockey player Meghan Agosta is from the Ruthven community in Kingsville. Agosta scored a hat trick on her birthday during the 2006 Winter Olympic games in Turin Italy.

Kingsville is the home town of the Great Lakes Jr. C team Kingsville Comets.

Kingsville is among the top 5 places in Canada chosen for CBC's Kraft Hockeyville 2008.

Education

Kingsville has three elementary schools, Kingsville Public School and Jack Miner Public School, St. John de Brebeuf Catholic Elementary School.

Kingsville District High School (KDHS) has a student population of roughly 650.

Former KDHS art teacher Steven Gombai (retired in 1999, at 65) was known throughout the greater school district for inspiring highly representative, classically inspired art from his students, leading many to win several regional and provincial awards.

Communities

* "Kingsville"
*Cottam
*Ruthven (home of Colasanti's Tropical Gardens)
*Cedar Beach
*North Ridge

External links

* [http://www.town.kingsville.on.ca/ Town of Kingsville]
* [http://www.kingsvillebia.com/ Business Improvement Association]
* [http://www.canadianclubwhisky.com/main.html Hiram Walker]
* [http://www.jackminer.com Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary]
* [http://www.ekingsville.com Ekingsville.com List all Businesses large and small]

Canadian City Geographic Location (8-way)
Northwest = Lakeshore
"Essex/Windsor via Highway 3"
North = Lakeshore
Northeast = Lakeshore
West = Essex
Centre = Kingsville, Ontario
East = Leamington
"Ruthven, Ontario"
Southwest = "Lake Erie"
South = "Lake Erie"
Southeast = Pelee Island


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