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

Prevent Bear encounters (Bear Wise) information

This week in the Township of Enniskillen a confirmed siting of a black bear occurred. Black bear sitings are fairly rare in Enniskillen.  The Ministry of Natural Resources have a reporting line for Non-Emergency ... Continue Reading »

Canada Day Friday, July 1, 2016

The municipal office will be closed on Canada Day, Friday, July 1, 2016. Canada Day Chicken BBQ will be held at the Municipal Garage from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Friday, July 1, 2016. The ... Continue Reading »

July 1st Canada Day – Enniskillen Chicken BBQ 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Friday, July 1st, 2016 the Parks and Recreation Committee for the Township of Enniskillen will be hosting the annual Canada Day Chicken BBQ. Time: 4:30 to 6:30 pm Place:  Enniskillen Township municipal garage Price:  1/4 chicken ... Continue Reading »

Emergencies Lambton Site Launched

As summer approaches and the prospect of severe weather grows, the County of Lambton has launched a new website designed to help local residents prepare for emergencies at home. EmergenciesLambton.ca includes information on a ... Continue Reading »

Call Ontario 1 Call before you dig!

Before you begin installing fence, planting trees or excavating on your property call Ontario 1 Call for a FREE locate. Ontario 1 Call at 1-800-400-2255   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 »