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Grimsby, Ontario

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Location of Grimsby in the Niagara Region
Grimsby (2001 population 21,297) is a town on Lake Ontario in Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. The town is located north of the Niagara Escarpment, where part of the Bruce Trail is located.

History

The town of Grimsby was founded in 1787, when a group of about 40 United Empire Loyalists settled at the mouth of Forty Mile Creek. The town has gone through numerous changes, being first a small rural village; then a centre for the manufacture of farm machinery, hospital furniture, furnaces and other metal products; and later the hub of the Niagara Peninsula's fruit-growing industry. For many years, Grimsby has also had a successful fishing industry which lasted until the 1960's.

In recent years, Grimsby has rebranded itself as the 'Gateway to Niagara' with a 24,000 sq foot welcome centre built on the Casablanca Blvd. exit of the QEW. Home to a number of winery and distilleries, Grimsby now serves as the starting point for touring the Niagara wine region.

Communities









North: Lake Ontario
West: Hamilton,
Grimsby East: Lincoln
South: West Lincoln

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