Lambton Shores

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Lambton Shores
Municipality of Lambton Shores
Grand Bend
Grand Bend
Lambton Shores is located in Lambton County
Lambton Shores
Lambton Shores
Lambton Shores is located in Southern Ontario
Lambton Shores
Lambton Shores
Coordinates: 43°11′N 81°54′W / 43.183°N 81.900°W / 43.183; -81.900Coordinates: 43°11′N 81°54′W / 43.183°N 81.900°W / 43.183; -81.900
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyLambton
Formed2001
Government
 • MayorBill Weber
 • Federal ridingLambton—Kent—Middlesex
 • Prov. ridingLambton—Kent—Middlesex
Area
 • Land331.20 km2 (127.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total10,631
 • Density32.1/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
N0N 1J 0-9/N0M
Area code(s)519 and 226
Websitewww.lambtonshores.ca

Lambton Shores is a municipality in Lambton County, Ontario, Canada, that is on the southern shores of Lake Huron.

History[edit]

Lambton Shores was formed in 2001 when the Township of Bosanquet was amalgamated with the town of Forest, and the villages of Thedford, Arkona, Ipperwash, Port Franks, Ravenswood and Grand Bend.

Climate[edit]

Lambton Shores is one of the more southerly municipalities in Canada, and therefore receives relatively warmer temperatures. It has an average high of 26 °C (79 °F) in July and −1 °C (30 °F) in January. As for precipitation, it receives an average of 87 millimetres (3.4 in) of rain in July and an average of 45 centimetres (18 in) of snow in January.

Climate data for Thedford (1981−2010, extremes 1882–present[note 1])
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.8
(64.0)
22.0
(71.6)
28.0
(82.4)
31.1
(88.0)
33.3
(91.9)
38.0
(100.4)
38.9
(102.0)
38.3
(100.9)
37.8
(100.0)
32.5
(90.5)
26.1
(79.0)
19.0
(66.2)
38.9
(102.0)
Average high °C (°F) −0.9
(30.4)
0.0
(32.0)
5.1
(41.2)
12.2
(54.0)
18.9
(66.0)
24.5
(76.1)
26.6
(79.9)
25.6
(78.1)
21.9
(71.4)
14.7
(58.5)
7.7
(45.9)
1.3
(34.3)
13.2
(55.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.2
(24.4)
−3.8
(25.2)
0.7
(33.3)
7.1
(44.8)
13.1
(55.6)
18.7
(65.7)
21.0
(69.8)
20.2
(68.4)
16.4
(61.5)
10.2
(50.4)
4.3
(39.7)
−1.6
(29.1)
8.5
(47.3)
Average low °C (°F) −7.5
(18.5)
−7.6
(18.3)
−3.7
(25.3)
1.9
(35.4)
7.2
(45.0)
12.7
(54.9)
15.4
(59.7)
14.6
(58.3)
10.8
(51.4)
5.6
(42.1)
0.9
(33.6)
−4.5
(23.9)
3.8
(38.8)
Record low °C (°F) −33
(−27)
−34.5
(−30.1)
−30
(−22)
−16.7
(1.9)
−6.7
(19.9)
−1.1
(30.0)
1.1
(34.0)
1.5
(34.7)
−2.8
(27.0)
−10
(14)
−20.6
(−5.1)
−26.7
(−16.1)
−34.5
(−30.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 73.8
(2.91)
57.6
(2.27)
57.6
(2.27)
78.9
(3.11)
80.9
(3.19)
76.4
(3.01)
87.2
(3.43)
79.7
(3.14)
103.0
(4.06)
94.3
(3.71)
89.5
(3.52)
84.5
(3.33)
963.3
(37.93)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 29.1
(1.15)
23.7
(0.93)
35.3
(1.39)
74.7
(2.94)
80.9
(3.19)
76.4
(3.01)
87.2
(3.43)
79.7
(3.14)
103.0
(4.06)
92.9
(3.66)
77.8
(3.06)
42.9
(1.69)
803.4
(31.63)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 44.7
(17.6)
33.9
(13.3)
22.3
(8.8)
4.2
(1.7)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
1.4
(0.6)
11.7
(4.6)
41.7
(16.4)
159.9
(63.0)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 14.5 10.8 12.8 13.4 12.8 10.9 11.1 10.9 12.4 15.0 15.1 14.5 153.9
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 4.6 3.4 7.3 12.6 12.8 10.9 11.1 10.9 12.4 14.9 12.7 6.8 120.1
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 10.6 8.3 6.3 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.38 3.0 9.0 38.8
Source: Environment Canada[2][3]

Communities[edit]

The main communities in Lambton Shores are Arkona, Forest, Grand Bend, Port Franks and Thedford. Smaller communities include Cedarview, Glendale Beach, Kettle and Stoney Point, Ipperwash Beach, Lake Valley Grove, Jericho, Jura, Kinnaird, Northville, Ravenswood, Southcott Pines, Springvale, Sunnidale, Walden Place and Walker Woods. The administrative offices of the township are located in Thedford.

Arkona[edit]

Arkona is a community located in the municipality of Lambton Shores in southwestern Ontario near the LambtonMiddlesex county line, situated beside the Ausable River, on Former Kings Highway 79 (now Lambton County Road 79), Arkona is roughly halfway between Thedford, and Watford.

Arkona, Ontario, Canada

Forest[edit]

Forest, Ontario, Canada

Forest is situated on what was once dense forest. When the Grand Trunk Railway was built through where the town now sits, the station was named for the dense forest. Hickory Creek, which meanders through the town, provided water for the station in those days when wood and water were essential to the operation of steam locomotives.

Grand Bend[edit]

Main Street in Grand Bend

The settlement began in the 1830s when a group of English and Scottish settlers bought lots from the Canada Company, a land development firm. One of the original settlers, Benjamin Brewster gave his name to the village after he and his business partner David Smart secured rights to dam the Ausable River and started a sawmill in 1832. The villagers were mainly the families of the millhands and fisherman. Their homesteads were situated on the south side of the present village.

Thedford[edit]

Thedford, Ontario, Canada

Thedford is a small community in northwestern Lambton County, Ontario Canada, situated 8 km south of Kings Highway 21, along Lambton CR 79 (Former Kings Highway 79). The community began in the 1860s when farmer Nelson Southworth, a native of Vermont, agreed to donate land for the construction of a Grand Trunk Railway station, with the condition that he would be able to name it. Southworth chose the name "Thetford", as a way of honouring Thetford, Vermont, a community in his home state in the United States. A local clerk's poor hand writing was mistaken for the current spelling, which is how it first appeared on official records. The Thedford Raiders Hockey Team once held the World Record for Longest Continuous Hockey Game, which was also a fundraiser for juvenile diabetes. A plaque at the entrance of the town heralds it as the "Onion Capital of Canada".

A designated place within the municipality of Lambton Shores, Thedford had a population of 822 in the Canada 2006 Census.

Thedford telephone numbers start with 519-296.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Lambton Shores had a population of 11,876 living in 5,303 of its 7,211 total private dwellings, a change of 11.7% from its 2016 population of 10,631. With a land area of 330.57 km2 (127.63 sq mi), it had a population density of 35.9/km2 (93.0/sq mi) in 2021.[4]

Canada census – Lambton Shores community profile
202120162011
Population11,876 (+11.7% from 2016)10,631 (-0.2% from 2011)10,656 (-4.4% from 2006)
Land area330.57 km2 (127.63 sq mi)331.20 km2 (127.88 sq mi)331.08 km2 (127.83 sq mi)
Population density35.9/km2 (93/sq mi)32.1/km2 (83/sq mi)32.2/km2 (83/sq mi)
Median age56.8 (M: 55.6, F: 57.6)54.7 (M: 53.6, F: 55.4)52.4 (M: 51.6, F: 53.3)
Total private dwellings5,30570086880
Median household income$67,264
References: 2021[5] 2016[6] 2011[7] earlier[8][9]
Historical population
YearPop.±%
199610,874—    
200110,571−2.8%
200611,150+5.5%
201110,656−4.4%
201610,631−0.2%
[10][7][1]

Media[edit]

Lambton Shores has two radio stations:

90.5 myFM Exeter/Grand Bend Local News

Lambton Shores has two newspapers:

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Long term records have been recorded at various climate stations in or nearby Lambton Shores since 1882

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Lambton Shores, Municipality". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Thedford, Ontario". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Archived from the original on 2020-07-17. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "Long Term Climate Extremes for Lambton Shores Area (Virutal Station ID: VSON46V)". Daily climate records (LTCE). Environment Canada. Archived from the original on November 12, 2021. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Ontario". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved March 31, 2022.
  5. ^ "2021 Community Profiles". 2021 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 4, 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  6. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 12, 2021. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  7. ^ a b "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 21, 2019. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 18, 2021.
  10. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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