Port Weller, Ontario

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Port Weller
Etymology: Named after John Laing Weller, an engineer on the fourth Welland Canal
Port Weller is located in Ontario
Port Weller
Port Weller
Location of Port Weller in Ontario
Coordinates: 43°13′17″N 79°13′05″W / 43.22139°N 79.21806°W / 43.22139; -79.21806Coordinates: 43°13′17″N 79°13′05″W / 43.22139°N 79.21806°W / 43.22139; -79.21806
RegionGolden Horseshoe
Regional municipalityNiagara
MunicipalitySt. Catharines
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern Time Zone)

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 Port Weller East because of industrial and agricultural development on the east side, such as the Welland Canal, Port Weller Dry Docks and local farms.


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.


Port Weller contains vast green/play-space, including 11 parks, half with creeks or streams; 3 tennis & 4 basketball courts; 4 baseball & 6 soccer fields; 6+ playgrounds, 2 elementary schools, and 3 churches.[original research?]

A unique 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 Frederick Shapero on November 18, 1914. Son of European immigrants, he eventually became founder of Active Customs Brokers Ltd., established in 1953.


  1. ^ Peggy Muntz "John Laing Weller: The Man Who Does Things (Port Weller, Ontario 2007).
  • "Port Weller". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2010-03-06.
  • "Toporama - Topographic Map Sheet 30M3". Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2010-03-06.

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