Feel Good About Where You Live: Tillsonburg
December 1, 2016
Author: Park Property Management
Do you live in Tillsonburg or are you considering making the town your new home?
Park Property Management believes you should feel good about where you live.
We want to help you get to know the city of Tillsonburg, Ontario. Check out the links and information below to find out what the city has to offer you!
Tillsonburg is a small town with a strong community vibe!
The town originally started out as an industrial region, with a forge and sawmill leading the way, in 1825. As the years went on and the population grew, Tillsonburg's enterprises increased as well, with manufacturers of milk, shoes, tractors, textiles and tobacco adding production to the area. In present day, the population is approximately 15, 300.
This community likes to celebrate with festivals, events, and celebrations throughout the year. With a great healthcare system, a variety of leisure and recreational activities, and vast parkland Tillsonburg is a great place to call home.
Tillsonburg is a quaint town, with many parks & trails to enjoy .
Best Trail: Trans Canada Trail
This trail offers hikers an easy to follow path, and overlooks the serene Lake Lisgar.
- Kinsmen Participark - 1.2 km
- Veteran's Memorial Walkway - 1.5 km
- Carroll Trail - 5 km
- Bert Newman Park
- Kiwanis Coronation Park
- Memorial Park
Getting around Tillsonburg without a bus service, is still easy and convenient.
Tillsonburg has two main taxi services in the city: Why Wait Taxi and KTN Taxi. These companies are operational 24 hours a day, with a flat rate of $8 for transportation anywhere in Tillsonburg. Discounts are available for students and seniors.
A non-profit organization offers seniors and persons with disabilities transportation at a reduced rate.
There are 4 major roadways in Tillsonburg:
- Talbot Rd (HWY 3)
- Vienna Rd (HWY 19)
- Oxford St (HWY 19)
- Broadway St (HWY 19)
The Tillsonburg Municipal Airport is located just 7 kilometers north of town.
Tillsonburg has a great sense of community!
- Kinsmen Memorial
- Colin Campbell Community Arena
- Tillsonburg Soccer Park
- Annandale Diamonds
- Sam Lamb Field
- Kiwanis Diamond
- Optimist Youth Diamonds
- Kolin Smith Memorial Skatepark
Do you need to see a doctor, STAT?!
When you need medical care in Tillsonburg, you can feel confident in the city's healthcare options:
Tillsonburg Medical & Wellness Services
Looking for a little retail therapy? Tillsonburg has a variety of shopping options!
Tillsonburg Town Centre
This downtown mall is easily accessible and host to many great retailers.
Shop Downtown Tillsonburg
The downtown core offers free parking and a great mix of retailers and services.
Q: What is there to do in Tillsonburg? A: Lots!
Learn some new history
The Annandale National Historic Site was built in 1880s. Now a museum, this fully restored home and features three floors of period rooms, seasonal decorations, and changing exhibits.
Splish & Splash!
In the warmer months, visit Lake Lisgar Waterpark, where you can wade, swim & splash in the best place in the city for water fun!
The Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre offers multiple programs throughout the year where people of all ages can learn a new artistic skill and enjoy the company of others while doing it!
Do you know...
A famous singer & songwriter wrote a song about Tillsonburg?
Canada's own Stompin' Tom Connors wrote the song "Tillsonburg" in 1967 that paid homage to the tobacco workers in the region.
Why Broadway St is so wide?
As the area required transportation of the products of the logging industry, the main road needed to be wide enough to allow logging-wagons through!
The city holds a festival each year called Turtlefest?
Created in honour of the city's founder, Turtlefest is a fun summer festival where the downtown is closed off to traffic and residents come by to enjoy food, music, entertainment, shopping and more!