West Lincoln

Coordinates: 43°04′N 79°34′W / 43.067°N 79.567°W / 43.067; -79.567
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West Lincoln
Township of West Lincoln
Train station in Smithville
Train station in Smithville
Industry, Progress, Agriculture
West Lincoln is located in Regional Municipality of Niagara
West Lincoln
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; -79.567
Country Canada
Province Ontario
 • MayorCheryl Ganann
 • Federal ridingNiagara West
 • Prov. ridingNiagara West
 • 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, and 742

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.


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 Friday afternoon in the summer. The market features a carefully selected variety of vendors showcasing local produce, preserves, meat, honey, flowers and baking.


Historical population

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, West Lincoln had a population of 15,454 living in 5,295 of its 5,422 total private dwellings, a change of 6.6% from its 2016 population of 14,500. With a land area of 387.02 km2 (149.43 sq mi), it had a population density of 39.9/km2 (103.4/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

Municipal government[edit]

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.

The mayor is Cheryl Ganann. Councillors and alderman include:

  • Ward 1: Mike Rehner and Jason Trombetta
  • Ward 2: Shelly Ann Bradaric and Joanne Chechalk
  • Ward 3: Terry Bell and William Reilly
  • Regional Councillor: Albert Witteveen

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "West Lincoln, Ontario census profile". 2016 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 census
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Ontario". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 2, 2022.

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