New Dundee, Ontario

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New Dundee
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 43°21′4″N 80°32′12″W / 43.35111°N 80.53667°W / 43.35111; -80.53667
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional municipality Waterloo
Township Wilmot
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Forward sortation area N0B 2E0
Area code(s) 519 and 226
NTS Map 040P07

New Dundee is a small community of about 1,500 people in the Township of Wilmot, Ontario, Canada, south-west of Kitchener.

It is home to the Dundee Country Club golf course and the New Dundee Emporium, founded in 1887.

New Dundee Creamery, founded in 1908, was for many years the town's largest employer, with up to 100 employees at its peak. By the mid-1960s, it was producing 115 million pounds of milk and five million pounds of butter a year. It closed in 1998 and the vacant building was torn down in 2004. A township proposal to build a park on the site was rejected by residents in 2005 due to its location to the main roads going through the town and the proposed loss of the main park at the corner of New Dundee and Main streets. The township is currently proposing a new park near the community centre that would keep the original park intact.

With the expiation of the surrounding urban areas, as well as, no major employer left, New Dundee has become a bedroom community with many residents working in Kitchener-Waterloo.

The village does not have a sewer system, and all properties must have a septic system installed. New Dundee's history is very religious, and many churches are still thriving today.


New Dundee is situated along the Grand River watershed. The local stream is called Alder Creek. Alder Creek flows into the Nith River a few kilometres downstream. The original settlers built the town because of its creek.

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Coordinates: 43°21′04″N 80°32′12″W / 43.35111°N 80.53667°W / 43.35111; -80.53667