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West Lincoln, Ontario

West Lincoln is a township in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. Main urban areas are located along the former provincial Highway 20. The administrative centre of West Lincoln is the community of Smithville, situated halfway between Hamilton and Pelham.

West Lincoln
Township of West Lincoln
Industry, Progress, Agriculture
Location of West Lincoln
West Lincoln is located in Southern Ontario
West Lincoln
West Lincoln
Coordinates: 43°04′N 79°34′W / 43.067°N 79.567°W / 43.067; -79.567Coordinates: 43°04′N 79°34′W / 43.067°N 79.567°W / 43.067; -79.567
Country Canada
Province Ontario
 • MayorDavid Bylsma
 • Federal ridingNiagara West—Glanbrook
 • Prov. ridingNiagara West—Glanbrook
 • Land387.81 km2 (149.73 sq mi)
181 m (594 ft)
 • Total14,500
 • Density37.4/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
Area code(s)905, 289, 365


The township comprises the communities of Abingdon, Allens Corner, Attercliffe, Basingstoke, Bismark, Boyle, Caistor Centre, Caistorville, Elcho, Fulton, Grassie, Kimbo, Port Davidson, Rosedene, Silverdale, Smithville, St. Anns, Vaughan, Warner, Wellandport, Wilcox Corners and Winslow.


Retail establishments in Smithville are congregated amongst two major nodes: the downtown core, and the Village Square Mall.

Smithville also has a Farmers Market that runs every Saturday morning in the summer. The market features a carefully selected variety of vendors showcasing local produce, preserves, meat, honey, flowers and baking.


According to the Canada 2016 Census:[1]

  • Population: 14,500
  • % Change (2011–2016): 4.8
  • Dwellings: 5,054
    • Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 4,967
  • Area (km²): 387.81
  • Density (persons per km²): 37.4

Municipal GovernmentEdit

The Council of West Lincoln is composed of a Mayor and six Councillors/Aldermen who serve for a term of four years. The Mayor is elected at large and the Councillors are elected by ward. The town is divided into three wards with two Councillors elected in each ward. It is the role of Council to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality; to develop and evaluate policies and programs; to determine which services the municipality provides; to ensure administrative practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of Council; and to maintain the financial integrity of the municipality. The Council generally meets on the second, third, and fourth Mondays of each month. Except during the summer times, where they meet once a month for the months of July and August. All Committee and Council meetings are open to the public and are audio and video recorded on the townships Youtube channel (

The current council was inaugurated on December 3, 2018:


  • David Bylsma

Ward 1 Councillor/Alderman
  • Mike Rehner
  • Jason Trombetta

Ward 2 Councillor/Alderman
  • Harold Jonker
  • Christopher Coady

Ward 3 Councillor/Alderman
  • Cheryl Ganann
  • William Reilly

Regional Councillor

  • Albert Witteveen

Chief Administration Officer

  • Beverly Hendry


  • Clerk Joanne Scime
  • Clerk Else Khoury

Director of Planning Building and Environment

  • Brian Treble

Director of Public Works

  • Mike DiPaolo

Director of Finance

  • Donna DeFilippis

Fire Chief

  • Dennis Fisher

Library CEO

  • Vanessa Holm

Standing CommitteesEdit

  • TBA


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See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "West Lincoln, Ontario census profile". 2016 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 census

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