Lynden, Ontario

The Flamborough Community Coat of Arms
The Flag of Flamborough

Lynden is part of Flamborough, which is itself part of the city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Lynden now has fewer than 500 residents. There used to be a train station in Lynden that went to Hamilton and Lynden provided goods to that city. Currently Lynden has many farmers, small business entrepreneurs and commuters to Hamilton, Cambridge, Dundas, Brantford and Toronto.

Phone numbers in Lynden begin with 519-647.


In the 1840s, the village was originally called VanSickle after local miller Benony VanSickle. In 1853, Jeremiah Bishop renamed the community after Lyndon, Vermont.[1]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Birthplace of NHL Hall of Famer, Red Horner.[2]
  • David Forsyth, considered to be the Father of Canadian Soccer was brought to Lynden from Scotland at the age of one in 1853. He attended school in Lynden, then in the Spring of 1865 he entered Dundas High School. Later he went on to attend Galt Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto. He formed the Western Football (Soccer) Association in Berlin, Ontario in 1880, one of the oldest soccer associations in the world.
  • Steve Ihnat, actor and movie director, although born in Czechoslovakia, attended Lynden Public School from the age of 5.

Local SchoolsEdit

Lynden School (originally Lynden Public and Continuation School, 1924)


  1. ^ Rayburn, Alan (1997). Place names of Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 201. ISBN 0-8020-7207-0. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  2. ^ Cole, Stephen (2006). The Canadian Hockey Atlas. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8.

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Coordinates: 43°13′47″N 80°08′40″W / 43.2296°N 80.1445°W / 43.2296; -80.1445