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.
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 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.
- 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
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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