One of Ontario’s southernmost towns, Leamington sits on the 42nd parallel and shares the same latitude as northern California, Barcelona and Rome.
The history of Leamington is intrinsically tied to tomato farming, as the town hosted a major ketchup bottling facility for over a century. While the facility is no longer operational, Leamington is still known as the “Tomato Capital of Canada”.
Leamington is also known as the gateway to Point Pelee National Park, a birding hotspot and wildlife sanctuary. The town is also home to an Arts Centre, authentic Latin restaurants and great places to catch a sunrise or sunset.
Where is Leamington?
The second largest municipality in Essex County, the town of Leamington is located on the north shore of Lake Erie. The town is just under an hour’s drive along Highway 3 from Windsor and about 4.5 hours’ drive from the Greater Toronto Area.
Leamington and the surrounding region are most easily explored by car or motorcycle, although bus service between Leamington and Windsor is provided daily by LTW Transit.
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Last updated: February 16, 2024