Wainfleet, Ontario

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Wainfleet
Township
Wainfleet-niagara.png
Wainfleet is located in Ontario
Wainfleet
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
Formed 1970
Government
 • Mayor April Jeffs
 • Federal riding Welland
 • Prov. riding Welland
Area[1]
 • Land 217.29 km2 (83.90 sq mi)
Elevation 177 m (581 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,356
 • Density 29.3/km2 (76/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]

Communities[edit]

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[edit]

The township's 2011 population of 6,356 was a decrease of 3.7 per cent compared to its population of 6,601 in the Canada 2006 Census. There were 2337 private dwellings occupied by usual residents, out of a total of 2937 dwellings.[1]

Population trend:[3]

  • Population in 2011: 6356 (2006 to 2011 population change: -3.7 %)
  • Population in 2006: 6601
  • Population in 2001: 6258
  • Population in 1996: 6253
  • Population in 1991: 6203
Census Population
1991 6,203
1996 6,253
2001 6,258
2006 6,601
2011 6,356

People[edit]

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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