Wainfleet, Ontario


Wainfleet, Ontario
Wainfleet
—  Township  —
Wainfleet is located in Ontario
Wainfleet
Coordinates: 42°56′N 79°23′W / 42.933°N 79.383°W / 42.933; -79.383Coordinates: 42°56′N 79°23′W / 42.933°N 79.383°W / 42.933; -79.383
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Region Niagara
Settled
Formed 1970
Government
 – Mayor April Jeffs
 – Federal riding Welland
 – Prov. riding Welland
Area[1]
 – Land 217.29 km2 (83.9 sq mi)
Elevation 177 m (581 ft)
Population (2006)[1]
 – 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

Wainfleet is a rural township in southern Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada.

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.[2]

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Communities

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.

Demographics

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.[1]

Population trend:[3]

  • Population in 2006: 6601 (2001 to 2006 population change: 5.5 %)
  • Population in 2001: 6258
  • Population in 1996: 6253
  • Population in 1991: 6203

People

Tony Dekker, singer/songwriter/guitarist for indie folk band Great Lake Swimmers, grew up on a farm in Wainfleet. A&E Network personality Tanya Memme is also a native of Wainfleet.

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