Port Weller, Ontario

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Coordinates: 43°13′17″N 79°13′05″W / 43.22139°N 79.21806°W / 43.22139; -79.21806
Port Weller
Settlement
Name origin: Named after John Laing Weller, an engineer on the first Welland Canal
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Golden Horseshoe
Regional municipality Niagara
Municipality St. Catharines
Coordinates 43°13′17″N 79°13′05″W / 43.22139°N 79.21806°W / 43.22139; -79.21806
Timezone Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) Eastern Time Zone (UTC-4)
Location of Port Weller in Ontario

Port Weller, Ontario is a community in St. Catharines, Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario, Canada and is part of the Golden Horseshoe region. It is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of the centre of St. Catharines at the north end of the Welland Canal at Lake Ontario, but part of that city in much the same way as Port Dalhousie.

Port Weller is bounded by Lake Ontario (North Boundary), Read Road (East), Linwell Road (South) and Walkers Creek (West Boundary). Port Weller East & West are divided by the Welland Canal. Port Weller West has a significantly higher population than East because of industrial and agricultural development such as the Welland Canal, Port Weller Dry Docks and local farms.

History[edit]

Port Weller, Ontario was named after John Laing Weller, an engineer on the first Welland Canal. [1] John Laing Weller, a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, is listed on the Wall of Honour in Kingston, Ontario.

Features[edit]

Port Weller contains vast green/play-space such as: 11 Parks, half with creeks or streams; 3 Tennis & 4 Basketball courts; 4 Baseball & 6 Soccer fields; 6+ Playgrounds, 2 Elementary schools, 3 Churches.[original research?]

A unique and little known[citation needed] attraction in Port Weller East is the 9/11 Memorial Park located on the Lake Ontario shoreline just north of Happy Rolphs Bird Sanctuary. The 9/11 Memorial Park is home to a variety of trees, each planted to commemorate a Canadian lost in the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center.[citation needed] To access the Memorial Park, take Lakeshore Road to Read Road and follow Read Road north to the lake.[original research?]

The first official child born in Port Weller, was Fredrick Shapero on November 18, 1914. Son of European immigrants, he eventually became founder of Active Customs Brokers Ltd., established in 1953.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peggy Muntz "John Laing Weller: The Man Who Does Things (Port Weller, Ontario 2007).

External links[edit]

  • Aviador.es Metro Mobile Port Weller Marine Aerodrome (CWWZ)