- Wainfleet, Ontario
Wainfleet — Township — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Region Niagara Settled Formed 1970 Government – Mayor April Jeffs – Federal riding Welland – Prov. riding Welland Area – Land 217.29 km2 (83.9 sq mi) Elevation 177 m (581 ft) Population (2006) – Total 6,601 – Density 30.4/km2 (78.7/sq mi) Time zone EST (UTC-5) – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4) Postal Code L0R, L0S Area code(s) 905, 289, 365 Website www.wainfleet.ca
There is a small and growing tourist industry, near and on Lake Erie at the southern area of Wainfleet called Long Beach. Wainfleet is also the home of the Marshville Heritage Village, a living history museum, recreating life in Ontario circa 1850-1910.
The township includes the communities of Attercliffe, Beckett's Bridge, Belleview Beach, Burnaby, Camelot Beach, Chambers Corners, Long Beach, Morgan's Point, O'Reilly's Bridge, Ostryhon Corners, Perry, Wainfleet (known until the 1920s as Marshville), Wellandport (which straddles the border with the neighbouring Township of West Lincoln), Willow Bay and Winger.
The township's 2006 population of 6,601 was a growth of 5.5 per cent over its population of 6,258 in the Canada 2001 Census. There were 2390 private dwellings occupied by usual residents, out of a total of 2916 dwellings.
- Population in 2006: 6601 (2001 to 2006 population change: 5.5 %)
- Population in 2001: 6258
- Population in 1996: 6253
- Population in 1991: 6203
- ^ a b c "Wainfleet community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=3526014&Geo2=PR&Code2=35&Data=Count&SearchText=Wainfleet&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
- ^ Marshville Heritage Society & Village
- ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
- "Wainfleet". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/search/unique_e.php?id=FEMDE&output=xml. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
- "Topographic Map sheets 30L13, 30L14, 30M3, 30M4". Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. 2010-02-04. http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/topo/map/. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
West Lincoln, Pelham Welland Haldimand County Port Colborne Wainfleet Lake Erie Cities Towns TownshipsWainfleet • West LincolnSee also: Communities in Niagara Region • Census divisions of Ontario
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