Grimsby's small-town character and unique features make it a great place to live and do businesses. 

The town's location allows for easy access to many city centres, including a 60-minute commute to Toronto, and 30 minutes to the U.S. border.  

Population growth

The Town of Grimsby is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country with its population growing by 7.9 per cent between 2011 and 2016. Grimsby's population is expected to increase over the next decade. The town's growth rate is greater than that of the provincial average of 4.6 per cent and the national average of 5 per cent. 

Labour force

Businesses have access to a well-educated and talented labour pool. Grimby's location allows an easy commute for our residents. Many residents travel daily to larger urban centres throughout Niagara, Hamilton and Toronto. Local businesses have no difficulty attracting employees to Grimsby once they see the lifestyle.

Household income

The median household income is $79,036 and the average household income is $92,038. 

Housing in Grimsby

Grimsby offers a variety of housing options, including: 

  • Urban or rural settings
  • Locations by the lake or escarpment
  • Modern or heritage homes
  • Town homes or apartments

Seniors will find a range of adult condominiums, retirement homes and nursing homes suited to their needs.

In 2016, 539 new housing units were created.

Community services and culture

Grimsby offers a diverse mix of year-round activities that celebrate our wealth of art, culture and history. The Grimsby Art Gallery and Public Library are housed in a state-of-the-art facility, which offers ongoing exhibits and a place to read, relax and learn. 

The Grimsby Museum is conveniently located in the centre of town and showcases Grimsby's extensive history. 

Special programs occur throughout the year for everyone from preschoolers to seniors. 

Service clubs and volunteer organizations in the Town of Grimsby

  • Grimsby Knights of Columbus
  • Grimsby Benevolent Fund
  • Grimsby Lions
  • Red Cross
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Kinette Club of Grimsby
  • Masonic Lodge Union #7
  • Grimsby Rotary @Noon
  • Kinsmen Club of Grimsby
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Royal Canadian Legion Br. 127
  • Garden Club
  • Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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