A sign just outside of the town would suggest that Smithville is known as “The Hub of the Niagara Peninsula,” and some marketers would have you suggest the town is “The Chicken Capital of Canada.”
Although small, it is quite well-known for the annual festival known as Poultry Fest. Held annually in June.
Smithvillecontinues to hold an agricultural fair on the Labour Day weekend every year. There are lots of agricultural competitions, demolition derbies and entertainment for all ages.
Smithvillealso 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. Parks in Smithville include the Smithville Conservation Area, and the Smithville Fairgrounds and West Lincoln Arena. The “Murgatroyd Parkette” is at the corner of Griffin and St. Catharines Street. It has trees and benches, and features the town clock (from the original post offices) mounted on a pedestal.
Smithvillehas six schools, including four elementary and two secondary. The elementary schools are College Street, St. Martin’s, John Calvin, and Covenant Christian Schools. South Lincoln High School is a public school, while Smithville District Christian High School is a private school.
In 2006, Smithville was reported to have a population of 3,769 (Statistics Canada).
In some ways Smithville acts as the “administrative centre” of the Township of West Lincoln. The council chambers and the largest branch of the municipal library are located in town, as well as the major fire station. The public works yard is also centralized in a Smithville location.
Smithvillefalls into two municipal wards. The area north of Townline Road is part of Ward 3, the former Township of South Grimsby. Development south of Townline is part of Ward 2, the former Township of Gainsborough.
The Mayor of West Lincoln serves as the local representative on regional council.
For locals and visitors alike Smithville is a welcoming community offering adorable “small town” living.
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- Smithville Tourism: www.soto.on.ca/niagara_world_wonder_and_wine_country/smithville.html
- Smithville Weather: www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/caon1748
- District School Board of Niagara: www.dsbn.org
- Niagara Catholic District School Board: www.niagararc.com