- Kingsville, Ontario
official_name = Town of Kingsville, Ontario
nickname = Canada's Southernmost Town
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Essex
leader_title = Mayor
leader_title1 = Governing body
leader_title2 = Member of Parliament
leader_title3 = Provincial Representative
leader_name1 = Kingsville Town Council
area_total_km2 = 246.8
population_as_of = 2006
population_total = 20908
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
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The Town of Kingsville is located in Essex County in southwestern
Ontario, Canadaand is Canada'sSouthernmost town. According to the 2006 census, the population of Kingsville is 20,908.
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.
Kingsville is home to the country's southernmost gravel dock, which is replenished by
Lake freighterfrom 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 Rooseveltand Henry Ford.
Kingsville is home to the
Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary. Jack Minerwas 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 Gardenswhich 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 CanadaWomen's Ice Hockeyplayer Meghan Agostais from the Ruthven community in Kingsville. Agosta scored a hat trickon her birthday during the 2006 Winter Olympic games in Turin Italy.
Kingsville is the home town of the Great Lakes Jr. C team
Kingsville is among the top 5 places in Canada chosen for CBC's Kraft Hockeyville 2008.
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.
* [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
Southwest = "
South = "
Southeast = Pelee Island
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