The Township of West Lincoln
On January 1st, 1970 the Township of West Lincoln was incorporated as a local Municipality within the Regional Municipality of Niagara. The Township is an amalgamation of the former Townships of South Grimsby, Caistor, and Gainsborough. Smithville is the largest urban center of the Township and is the principle area of growth in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors.
Grassie, St. Anns, Wellandport and Caistorville are hamlet communities while Abingdon, Bismark, Winslow, Fulton, Silverdale, Caistor Centre, Warner, Grimsby Centre, Boyle, and Attercliffe are considered rural clusters. Both these designations encourage and accommodate some residential and commercial development to serve the surrounding area.
West Lincoln is comprised of agricultural land, industrial and commercial sectors –
as well as areas for rural and urban living.
Established industry, cultural diversity, a rich historical background, and a variety of recreational activities offer an excellent quality of life and provide a small town feel for West Lincoln residents.
Ideally situated in the Golden Horseshoe, West Lincoln is serviced by well-maintained automotive routes and rail transportation. Air transportation is available at local airports in Hamilton and St. Catharines, with major airports in Buffalo and Toronto. The Queen Elizabeth Highway, Ontario’s major four-lane transportation corridor, is a mere ten minutes away providing easy access to many major cities. Proximity to Toronto and Buffalo makes West Lincoln a good choice for residential living and commercial or industrial ventures.
West Lincoln is a progressive municipality behind its facade of agricultural nature
Explore the Township of West Lincoln, a forward-thinking municipality that thrives beyond its agricultural charm. Discover prime business and industrial sites offering comprehensive services at highly competitive rates.
Embrace a tranquil family lifestyle surrounded by top-notch schools, churches, exceptional sports and recreational facilities, and enriching cultural activities—all set against the backdrop of a breathtaking natural landscape.
We extend a warm invitation for you to delve into what West Lincoln has to offer!
The Township of West Lincoln, nestled within the Niagara Region, proudly stands on treaty land with a profound history woven by the First Nations, including the Hatiwendaronk, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe, such as the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. The Two Row Wampum, symbolizing enduring equality, peace, and friendship between Indigenous nations and Europeans, lays the foundation for the respectful relationship that shaped Canada.
Today, many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people from across Turtle Island contribute to the vibrant fabric of Niagara. As part of the Regional Municipality of Niagara, the Township of West Lincoln joins in solidarity with all Indigenous peoples, both past and present, advocating for the responsible stewardship of the lands we call home.
In recognition of our shared history, the West Lincoln Chamber of Commerce respectfully acknowledges the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work in this region.
We express deep respect for the historic connection that Indigenous peoples have to this place, acknowledging that our quality of life is directly linked to their resources and friendship. As we reflect on the importance of this land, we commit to continuous learning about Indigenous history and contemporary issues, recognizing our roles as treaty people, residents, and stewards in the ongoing journey of reconciliation.