The Town of Leamington Ontario

The agglomeration of the towns of Leamington and Kingsville (population 21,362), located in Southwestern Ontario, is the 59th largest city/town in Ontario by the 2011 census data. Some of the data below is for the agglomeration and some is for Leamington itself.

Location

The map in Figure 1 shows the geographical location of Leamington. Street names are found by zooming in using the “+” and “-” buttons in the upper left of the map. In the upper right are buttons to switch views between map and satellite imagery.

Figure 1. Interactive location map.

Source: Mapquest.

Underneath the map on the left is a button to open another window with a larger map image in it. This image has easier-to-use controls in the upper right corner.

Demographics

According to City Data, some demographic characteristics of the Leamington Agglomeration are:

  • Population: 49,765 in 2011. The town had a population of 28,403. The population growth rate of 0% is below the 2006 – 2011 provincial average of 5.7%.
  • Labour and wages: the participation and employment rates are at the provincial averages while the unemployment rate is lower.
  • Language used: English 94%; other 6%. For mother tongues other than English, the largest is German at 13% with Arab at 2%,
  • Education: slightly to well below the provincial averages in most categories.
  • Citizenship and immigration: 1.0% aboriginal and 7.5% visible minorities with Latin Americans the dominant minority at 50%.

Source: Leamington – Town, Ontario, Canada.

Climate and Soil

Leamington is in plant hardiness zone either 6b (see interactive map) or 7a (see Plant Hardiness Zone by Municipality, interactive list). A large scale map of the zones is shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2. Plant hardiness zones of Southern Ontario (click to enlarge).

Source: GEOSCAN.

There is no data for Leamington so we use the data for Kingsville which is the town closest to Leamington to the west. The table Kingsville Average Monthly Climate Data & Extremes, has values for many climate parameters (taken from Ontario, Canada Climate Stats). Selections are:

  • Annual rainfall: 80.5 cm.
  • Annual snowfall: 9.0 cm.
  • Annual precipitation: 89.4 cm.

A survey of Ontario soils has been made over the years. These are collected by county in the table Historical Soil Maps and Reports at the bottom of page Use of Soil and Canada Land Inventory (CLI) Information for Agricultural Land Use Planning in Ontario.

Power

The Municipality is serviced by two hydro providers. The urban area is served by Essex Powerlines Corp. and the rural area is serviced by Hydro One. Essex Powerlines serves the areas shown in red in Figure 3.

Figure 3. Distribution areas for Essex Powerlines Corp.

Source: Essex Powerlines Corp.

Gas

Union Gas provides gas services within the municipality. Head office is in Chatham with district offices in Windsor, Chatham, London, Sarnia, Waterloo, and Brantford in Southwestern Ontario.

Water

The Union Water Supply System provides drinking water to approximately 56,000 residents within the municipalities of Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore and Leamington in Southwestern Ontario.

The Union Water treatment plant services the water needs of the Municipality of Leamington, with the plant operated under contract by the Ontario Clean Water Agency.

Most of the residents from the former Town of Leamington and the former Town of Mersea, receive their water supply from the Union Water treatment plant, and consume about 61% of all water that the Union Water treatment plant produces.

The Annual Reports required by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment will be available to the public without charge, beginning March 1st of the following year. The current report is 2014 Annual Report.

Medical Facilities

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