The Town of Aylmer Ontario

The town of Aylmer, located in Southwestern Ontario, a little east of St. Thomas. It is the 184th largest city/town in Ontario, by the 2011 census data.


The map in Figure 1 shows the geographical location of Aylmer. 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. The map opens on Strathroy. Drag the map to the left and up until St. Thomas is seen. Aylmer is the next town east of St. Thomas.

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.


According to City Data, some demographic characteristics of Aylmer are:

  • Population: 7,151 in 2011. The population growth rate of 1.2% is below the 2006 – 2011 provincial average of 5.7%.
  • Labour and wages: the participation and employment rates are slightly below provincial averages as is the unemployment rate.
  • Language used: English 97%; other 3%.
  • Education: below the provincial averages in all categories.
  • Citizenship and immigration: 0.6% aboriginal and 2.1% visible minorities with Latin American dominant at 59% followed by 31% Black.

Source: Aylmer – Town, Ontario, Canada.

Climate and Soil

Aylmer is in plant hardiness zone either 6a (see interactive map) or 6b (hardiness index 59) (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.

Wikipedia has, as well as demographics and a town overview, precipitation values for Aylmer:

  • Annual rainfall: 87.3 cm.
  • Annual snowfall: 116.3 cm.
  • Annual precipitation: 98.9 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.


Aylmer is supplied power by Erie Thames Powerlines (519-485-1820), an amalgamation of seven Public Utilities Commissions (PUCs), services the municipalities of Aylmer, Port Stanley, Belmont, Ingersoll, Thamesford, Otterville, Norwich, Burgessville, Beachville, Embro, Tavistock, Clinton, Mitchell, and Dublin. A map of the service area is available here.


Gas services are provided by Natural Resource Gas Limited (NRGL) in Aylmer, ON (519-773-5321). It is a privately held franchise. For current prices, go to Natural Gas Rate Updates.

The Ontario Energy Board has an online price calculator for natural gas. Using a monthly usage figure of 36 for August, 2915, Enbridge was the most expensive at $35.33, Union Gas was second at $31.82, and NRGL was the cheapest at 30.20.


The Town of Aylmer is supplied treated water by the Aylmer Secondary System owned by the Aylmer Secondary Water Supply System Joint Board of Management.The latter is comprised of three Municipalities: The Corporation of the Township of Malahide, The Town of Aylmer and The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin.

Aylmer is supplied water from the Elgin Area Primary Water Supply System, delivered to the town limits by the Elgin Middlesex Pumping Station in St. Thomas. The maximum daily flow to date was 5131 m3.

Annual reports are available from the town website. Here are the Aylmer Summary Report for the Water Distribution System 2014, and the Aylmer Summary Report for the Water Distribution System 2014. More detail about primary source water is found at Lake Huron and Elgin Water Supply Systems.


Medical Facilities

Real Estate

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