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Encyclopedia > Leamington, Ontario
Town of Leamington, Ontario
Official seal of Town of Leamington, Ontario
Seal
Nickname: The St. Tropez of Lake Erie
Motto: Southern Latitude... Friendly Attitude
Country Canada
Province Ontario
County Essex
Government
 - Mayor John Adams
 - Governing body Leamington Town Council
 - Member of Parliament Dave Van Kesteren (CONS)
 - Provincial Representative Pat Hoy (LIB)
Area
 - City 262.5 km²  (101.4 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - City 30,203
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Leamington is a municipality in Essex County, Ontario and has a population of 28,833. In 2006, Leamington was named Canada's best place to live by MoneySense magazine. It has a large H. J. Heinz Company factory and it lays claim to being the "Tomato Capital of Canada", with 4 km² of this crop in the vicinity. It also lays claim to the "Sun Parlour" due to its southern location. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Essex County covers the area at the very tip of Southwestern Ontario. ... John Adams, Jr. ... David Dave Van Kesteren (born October 7, 1955 in Chatham, Ontario) is a car dealership owner and a Conservative Party politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... Pat Hoy (born September 21, 1950 in Chatham, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Essex County covers the area at the very tip of Southwestern Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Binomial name L. Synonyms Lycopersicon lycopersicum Lycopersicon esculentum Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ...


Leamington is on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie & it connected Point Pelee National Park, a major site for migrating birds especially in spring. As such, it plays host to many birdwatchers from Canada, the United States and further afield from all around the world, especially in the peak month of May. Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the eleventh largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, it is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... Point Pelee National Park is a park in Essex County in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Flock of Barnacle Geese during autumn migration Bird migration refers to the regular seasonal journeys of varying distances undertaken by many species of birds. ... Birdwatching or birding is the observation and study of birds. ...


Another important natural area near Leamington is the wetland at Hillman Marsh.


The information booth in the center of town is a large fiberglass tomato. The town's water tower, visible for miles in the flat southern Ontario landscape, is also a giant tomato. Its position on the lake makes it an important recreational center. Leamington has a large marina, offers ferry boat trips to Pelee Island and also has an auto ferry that runs to Sandusky, Ohio. Bundle of fiberglass Fiberglass (also called fibreglass and glass fibre) is material made from extremely fine fibers of glass. ... Binomial name L. Synonyms Lycopersicon lycopersicum Lycopersicon esculentum Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Categories: Canada geography stubs | Islands of Canada | Ontario communities ... Aerial view of Sandusky, Ohio on Sandusky Bay Muddy brown water fills Sandusky Bay, just south of Lake Erie in this astronaut photograph. ...


Stompin' Tom Connors mentions Leamington in his famous tune "The Ketchup Song". Charles Thomas Stompin Tom Connors OC (born February 9, 1936) is one of Canadas most prolific and well-known folk singers. ...


Leamington has long been known for its greenhouses, and now has the largest number of commercial greenhouses in all of North America. Leamington enjoys the second warmest climate in Canada, after the lower mainland of British Columbia. Leamington is also on the 42nd Parallel as Rome, Italy., The Vatican, Northern California, Madrid Spain.


Every summer migrant workers, mostly Mexican and Caribbean islanders seasonal labourers, come and work in Leamington's greenhouses. The many local classes which teach Spanish in Leamington.


Leamington has a small private airport located 2 1/2 miles to the east of the town. Leamington Airport, (ICAO CLM2, IATA N/A), is located 2. ...

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Sports

The Leamington Flyers play in the Western Ontario Junior 'B' hockey league. The Wheatley-Southpoint Sharks play in the Great Lakes Junior 'C' hockey league. The Leamington Flyers are a Junior B team based out of Leamington, Ontario. ... The Wheatley-Southpoint Sharks are a Junior C team based out of Wheatley, Ontario. ...


Media

Leamington's weekly newspaper is the Leamington Post (formerly called the Post and News). Leamington is home to a regional commercial radio station, CHYR. CHYR was originally known as CJSP and was on 710 on the AM dial, having signed on the air on February 17, 1955. A community television station, CFTV channel 34, launched in 2006. CFTV-TV is on channel 79 on CogecoCable. CHYR is a Canadian radio station, which airs at 96. ... CHYR is a Canadian radio station, which airs at 96. ... The phrase community television has been used somewhat differently around the world. ... CFTV is a low-power community television station in Leamington, Ontario, Canada, expected to begin broadcasting in early 2006. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... CFTV is a low-power community television station in Leamington, Ontario, Canada, expected to begin broadcasting in early 2006. ...


Shopping & Food

Best places to shop according to locals (In general): Wal-Mart, The Real Canadian Superstore, 7-11. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


Leamington has small stores everywhere, many stores specializing in ethnic goods.


Best places to eat according to locals (In gereral): The Leamington Dock Restaurant (with a beautiful view of Lake Erie), Spago's (Proably Leamington's favorite or No.1), Applebee's, KFC, Ray's Ribhouse, Freddy's, Jose's Noodle Factory, Tim Horton's, 2-4-1 Pizza, 7-11, Wongs. Early photo of Tim Horton. ...


Leamington has many resturants which serve real latin-American, high class Italian cafes, some good high-class Greek resturants, & Portugese resturants. The word Portuguese can mean: From or related to Portugal The ethnic Portuguese people, see list of Portuguese people The Portuguese language Portuguese Creole Portuguese sidewalk Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who was nicknamed My little Portuguese by her husband Robert Browning. ...


Notable People

Brad Wayne Selwood (born March 18, 1948 in Leamington, Ontario) is the current Head Coach and General Manager of the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. ... Patrick Wayne Ribble (born April 26, 1954 in Leamington, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... Randy Manery (born January 10, 1949 in Leamington, Ontario) is a retired a Canadian ice hockey defenseman. ... Darren McCarty (born April 1, 1972 in Burnaby, British Columbia) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Kirk Bowman (born September 30, 1952 in Leamington, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey winger. ... Dr. David Takayoshi Suzuki, CC, OBC, PhD (born March 24, 1936), is a Canadian science broadcaster and environmental activist. ... Miss Dominion of Canada was a beauty pageant held at the Niagara Falls Sheraton Brock Hotel on July 1 each year, Canadas Dominion Day (now known as Canada Day), beginning in 1960. ...

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Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Map of Essex County with Lakeshore in red Lakeshore is a town in southwestern Ontario, Canada on Lake St. ... Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Essex Mayor Ron McDermott Governing body Essex Town Council Member of Parliament Jeff Watson (CONS) Provincial Representative Bruce Crozier (LIB) Area    - City 278 km² Population    - City (2001) 20,085 Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5) EDT (UTC-4) Essex is a town in Essex... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... Ontario Provincial Highway #3 is a provincially maintained highway in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Map of Essex County with Lakeshore in red Lakeshore is a town in southwestern Ontario, Canada on Lake St. ... Highway 77 is the name of a current Kings Highawy that travels from Leamington, Ontario to Highway 401. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario County none–Single-tier municipality Established 1998 Government  - City Mayor Randy Hope  - Governing body Chatham-Kent Council  - MPs Bev Shipley (CPC) Dave Van Kesteren (CPC)  - MPPs Pat Hoy (OLP) Maria Van Bommel (OLP) Area  - City 2,458 km²  (949 sq mi) Elevation 198 m... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Canadas Southernmost Town Country Canada Province Ontario County Essex Government  - Mayor Nelson Santos  - Governing body Kingsville Town Council  - Member of Parliament Jeff Watson (CONS)  - Provincial Representative Bruce Crozier (LIB) Area  - City 246. ... Ruthven, Ontario is a small community of roughly 400 in the town of Kingsville, Ontario. ... County Road 20 is one of the longest roads in all of Essex County, Ontario, travelling from Leamington in the southeast, curving all the way around the western edge of Essex County, towards Amherstburg, Ontario, before terminating at the city limits of Windsor. ... County Road 34 is the original alignment of Highway 3 in Essex County, Ontario. ... Image File history File links North. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario County none–Single-tier municipality Established 1998 Government  - City Mayor Randy Hope  - Governing body Chatham-Kent Council  - MPs Bev Shipley (CPC) Dave Van Kesteren (CPC)  - MPPs Pat Hoy (OLP) Maria Van Bommel (OLP) Area  - City 2,458 km²  (949 sq mi) Elevation 198 m... Wheatley is a small town in Southwestern Ontario, within the municipality of Chatham-Kent. ... County Road 34 is the original alignment of Highway 3 in Essex County, Ontario. ... Image File history File links West. ... Image File history File links East. ... Image File history File links South. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the eleventh largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, it is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... Pelee Island. ... Aerial view of Sandusky, Ohio on Sandusky Bay Muddy brown water fills Sandusky Bay, just south of Lake Erie in this astronaut photograph. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... Point Pelee National Park is a park in Essex County in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: Progress & Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1814 (village)   1836 (city) Government  - Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area [1]  - City  82. ...


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