The restructured municipality of Southwest Middlesex was incorporated on January 1, 2001. This amalgamation joined the Villages of Glencoe and Wardsville and the Townships of Ekfrid and Mosa. Our population is approximately 5,700 people and growing with roughly 2,400 households (Stats Canada 2016). The area of land found within our boundaries is 42,960 hectares. We have a large agricultural base along with manufacturing, institutional and retail business activity.
Southwest Middlesex is located in the southwest corner of Middlesex County and sits halfway between the cities of London and Chatham in Ontario, Canada. 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, Dutton Dunwich to the southeast and the Municipality of West Elgin to the south.
We are a small urban and rural area that boasts full services. The two major urban centres in the Municipality are the communities of Glencoe and Wardsville. We also have four hamlet areas including Appin, Melbourne, Middlemiss and Pratt Siding. Running along our most southern boundary is the historic Thames River along with varied terrain, woodlands and scenic vistas throughout the municipality.
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