Welcome to the Township of Enniskillen

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

Upcoming Events

Tue 24


October 24 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 13

Remembrance Day office closed

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue 14


November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Tue 28


November 28 @ 7:00 pm
Tue 12


December 12 @ 7:00 pm


Please be advised that Gypsie Flats Road between Shiloh Line and Courtright Line will be closed due to installation of culvert. Monday, October 23, 2017, during the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please call Mike Cumming, Road Superintendent, with questions or concerns at 519-882-2490
Oil Springs Line will be CLOSED between WANSTEAD ROAD AND OAKDALE ROAD. Monday, October 2, 2017 until Tuesday, October 31, 2017. This section of Oil Springs Line requires complete closure due to repairs to the deck of Black Creek Bridge. Contact: Mike Cumming, Road Superintendent with questions or concerns at 519-882-2490
County Road 4 (Petrolia Line) from Kerby Street to Oozloffsky Street, Town of Petrolia,  will require temporary lane reductions due to road resurfacing work consisting of asphalt milling, concrete repairs and asphalt paving. The work is scheduled to commence on Monday, September 25, 2017 and continue for approximately seven weeks. Access to businesses, nearby local streets, and driveways will be maintained. Additional, longer delays or restrictions may occur infrequently based on the nature of the work being completed.  Emergency vehicles will have access at ALL times. Effective: Monday, September 25, 2017 for approximately seven weeks.  Restrictions are during work hours…
County Road 14 (Churchill Line) will be CLOSED to traffic to allow for the replacement of two (2) large span culverts. Work will commence with the replacement of the Woods Creek Culvert between Blackwell Sideroad and Telfer Road. Once the Woods Creek Culvert has been replaced and the road is re-opened to traffic, the Waddel Creek Culvert Waterworks Road and Mandaumin Road will be replaced. At no time will the roads at both culverts be closed at the same time. Traffic will be detoured to the south via County Road 20 (Plank Road), County Road 4 (Petrolia Line) and County…
The small game season for most small game and fur bearers have been streamlined across Ontario.  As a result, season opening dates will change slightly in many parts of Ontario. The season dates are September 25, 2017 to February 28, 2018. Enniskillen Township licenses are as follows: Residents $6.00 Non-resident $25.00 Available at the municipal office at 4465 Rokeby Line, during regular office hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The licence will be issued only to those who attend the municipal office in person. A township licence is required in addition to a provincial licence for hunting ring-necked pheasant, rabbits…
To residents of Enniskillen Township:  Please be advised that CLEAR ONLY plastic bags are to be used for recycling.  DO NOT USE BLACK bags for recycling, doing this could leave a load being termed contaminated, as employees cannot tell what is inside the bags.  Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated! Waste Management has provided information regarding items acceptable/unacceptable for recycling at the landfill depot for residents of Enniskillen Township. For the information please follow:  Recycle Often Recycle Right      
Effective Monday, July 3, 2017 the operational hours at the landfill depot for Enniskillen residents will be changing. Please follow the link to review the depot hours of operation at: Enniskillen Landfill Operations July 2017 The landfill depot will be closed on all Statutory Holidays (2017-Closed Saturday, July 1, 2017, Open Monday, July 3, 2017)  
Waste Management currently predicts that the Petrolia landfill site will be open to receive soils under December, 2017.  Changes to the operation of the Township depot will not take place until the landfill closes. The landfill and depot will be closed on public holidays (April 14, May 22, July 1, August 7, September 4, October 9 and December 25 and 26, 2017). Resident cards must be available for presentation while depositing residential wastes or recycling materials at the dumpsters provided at the Waste Management Landfill Petrolia site located at 4052 Oil Heritage Road. Household Hazardous Waste Days in 2017 are…
There will be an increase in water rates for water used after May 15, 2017. The new water rate will increase from $1.76 to $1.79 per cubic meter.  The new rate will be in effect for water used after May 15th, 2017. The administrative charge will remain at $45.50 per billing period. Sewer charges will remain the same in the hamlet of Oil City at this time. Shut off of service, disconnection and re-connection of service, as well as special reading charges have increased to $50.00, effective December 6, 2016. Hydro applied to the LaSalle pump system will increase to…
The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (OWDCP) provides compensation to eligible producers whose livestock and/or poultry have been injured or killed as a result of wildlife predation or whose bee colonies, beehives and/or beehive-related equipment has been damaged as a result of wildlife predation. To view the Ontario’s Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (A Guide for Livestock and Poultry Owners) January, 2017, please follow the link: Producer-Tip-Sheet-Final_pdf How it works:  Process-Chart-for-OWDCP-Final_pdf For more information on the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program visit: