Located along the north shore of Lake Erie in sunny southern Ontario, the community offers an excellent school system, a community hospital, first-class recreational facilities, police and fire services, affordable housing options and attractive neighbourhoods, making Leamington an excellent choice for family living, business investment or retirement. Leamington has a history that spans over 100 years. Its cultural heritage plays a key role in the Municipality's identity and quality of life. Enjoy the “Best of Both Seasons”, long warm summers, mild winters and everything wonderful in between. With all the recreation options, clubs, organizations, housing choices, retail and professional services, community supports and so many other fabulous features, there is something for everyone. The Municipality of Leamington has a vibrant arts and culture scene and presents a unique profile; a thriving and modern urban environment surrounded by more than 1500 greenhouses and traditional agricultural crops. Leamington is known as the "Greenhouse Capital of North America" and the "Tomato Capital of Canada" and is home to some of the most fertile soils on the continent, complimented by one of the longest growing seasons in the country. The Municipality maintains over 30 hectares of parks and open natural spaces including numerous trails, magnificent parks such as Point Pelee National Park with its unique species, kilometers of waterfront parkland and walking trails, conservation areas, marina and recreation complex appeal to the outdoor enthusiast and those looking for a healthy lifestyle. The infrastructure in Leamington is excellent with access to major highways and its own transit service. Leamington Transit operates one main route that runs through the town, along with a summer route that services the marina and waterfront area. There are many bars and restaurants with something to suit every palate. The buy local movement is alive and well in Leamington with a weekly farmers’ market. Being the second largest urban area outside of Windsor, Leamington provides many employment opportunities. Food processing and agriculture remains the mainstay of the local labour force. With over 1500 acres of greenhouses the industry has become technologically sophisticated as well as serving as a major source of employment and an important source of new investment. Major employers include Highbury Canco, Fort Dearborn, Highline Mushrooms, Elring-Klinger, South Essex Fabricating, MGS Horticultural, Nature Fresh Farms, Hub International, Lakeside Produce, AMCO Farms, Aphria Medical Marijuana producers and the Leamington Hospital. Leamington also attracts enterprises associated with the automotive and manufacturing economies of the region.
Some Things in Leamington That You Won’t Want to Miss:
Seacliff Park Waterfront Amphitheatre
Rick Atkin Park by the Marina
Leamington Arts Centre
The Bank Theatre
Marina/Waterfront Park and Seacliff Park