Welcome to the Township of Enniskillen

An aerial photograph of Enniskillen Township

On behalf of the Council of the Township of Enniskillen, I would like to welcome you to our municipality, which is located in the heart of Lambton County, in the “great southwest” region of the Province of Ontario.

Almost 3,200 people call Enniskillen home in more than 1,100 households.  The area is about 340 square kilometers  or about 82,000 acres of  highly productive farmland.  There are two residental hamlets within the township, including Oil City and Marthaville.

Our municipality’s rich history began in the 1830’s.  The township was named after the Earl of Enniskillen in Ireland by the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, Sir John Colborne.  The Township was officially incorporated in 1855.  However, it was the discovery of oil in 1858, that changed the course of Enniskillen Township’s history, making it the birthplace of oil in North America!  Even today, more than 150 years later, many oil fields continue to produce “black gold” for the important petro-chemical industry of Lambton County.

Agriculture is not only the largest industry in the province, but also within the borders of Enniskillen.  The major crops grown are soybeans, wheat and corn in addition to various livestock operations.  The newest sector to emerge is the greenhouse industry.  The largest crop is soybeans which is processed in two facilities in the province as well as exported to various Asian markets as food grade edible soybeans.  Corn is grown not only for livestock feed, but also to supply the ethanol plant in nearby St. Clair Township.

As Mayor, I welcome you and willing to hear from you anytime with suggestions how we can continue to make Enniskillen a better place to live, work and play!

Kevin Marriott, Mayor

Township of Enniskillen

Notices

Victoria Day Monday, May 23, 2016 office closed

On Monday, May 23, 2016 the municipal office will be closed due to the Victoria Day holiday. The office will be open Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  Regular office hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Continue Reading »

Tile Yard Road Reconstruction between Rokeby Line to First Avenue in Petrolia

The Township of Enniskillen will be completing the reconstruction of Tile Yard Road this spring. Repairs to the deck of Durham Creek Bridge will commence on Monday, May 16, 2016.  The bridge will be ... Continue Reading »

Road Closure Notice Tile Yard Road May 16 to June 2, 2016

Tile Yard Road will be closed from First Avenue in the Town of Petrolia to Rokeby Line in the Township of Enniskillen. Due to deck repair of the Durham Creek Bridge.  Construction commences at ... Continue Reading »

Construction Zone designation May 24-July 8, 2016 Churchill Line (County Road 14)

Construction zone from the intersection of County Road 14 (Churchill Line) and County Road 26 (Mandaumin Road) in Enniskillen Township, to the intersection at County Road 14 (Churchill Line) and Marthaville Road, in ... Continue Reading »

Construction Zone designation May 16 to June 30, 2016 Oil Heritage Road (County Road 21)

Construction Zone: from County Road 21 (Oil Heritage Road) and Victoria Street in the Village of Oil Springs, 1.3 km south of the intersection of County Road 21 (Oil Heritage Road) and Edys ... Continue Reading »

Tile Yard Road closed between Rokeby Line and Shiloh Line, April 26, 2016

Road Closure Notice:  Tile Yard Road is CLOSED between Rokeby Line and Shiloh Line, as of Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Until further notice, due to poor road condition.   Mike Cumming, Road Superintendent Township of Enniskillen Phone 519-882-2490   Continue Reading »