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About Us

The restructured municipality of Southwest Middlesex was incorporated on January 1, 2001.  This amalgamation joined the former Villages of Glencoe and Wardsville with the Townships of Ekfrid and Mosa.  Southwest Middlesex has a population of approximately 5,900 persons and approximately 2,300 households (Stats Canada 2011).  The area of land that is found within our boundary is 42,960 hectares.

Geographically Southwest Middlesex is located in the southwest corner of Middlesex County  and sits approximately half way between London and Chatham.  We share borders with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and Dawn-Euphemia to the west, the Township of Brooke-Alvinston to the northwest, the Township of Adelaide-Metcalfe to the north, the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc to the east and the Township of Dutton-Dunwich to the southeast and the Municipality of West Elgin to the south.

The municipality has a unique mix of urban and rural planning areas and supports a large agricultural base along with manufacturing, institutional and retail business activity.  The two major urban centres in the Municipality are the communities of Glencoe and Wardsville.  Although the remaining areas outside the two urban centres are predominantly rural there are four (4) existing hamlet areas including Appin, Melbourne, Middlemiss and Pratt Siding as well as numerous urban cluster areas throughout the municipality.  One of our unique features is the Thames River that meanders from east to west along the southern limit of the municipality.  Areas along the Thames River provide an attractive natural setting of varied terrain, woodlands and scenic vistas.

We welcome you to join us in Southwest Middlesex for a day of relaxation or for a fulfilled lifetime.  This is where we live, work and grow together! Check the links below for more information.  

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