Water fountain with intersection of Richmond and Dalhousie St behind


The Town of Amherstburg is named one of Canada’s safest communities.


Amherstburg is strategically located in Essex County in the extreme Southwestern corner of Ontario and is situated on the west bank of the Detroit River at the mouth of Lake Erie.

The Town has easy access to:

Invest and grow

Amherstburg offers numerous pre-designated vacant and industrial sites to accommodate a broad range of light and heavy industrial, commercial and residential building activity. Land areas are set aside and approved in the Town to accommodate growth in existing neighbourhoods and as part of future planned development.

Financial Incentives

The Town of Amherstburg offers a Community Improvement Plan designed to attract both commercial and industrial developments. Amherstburg boasts over 200 acres of shovel-ready industrial land with rail access.

Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce is to positively impact the growth and prosperity of the Amherstburg business community.

Tourism and recreation

Amherstburg is deemed as one of the prettiest and oldest communities in southwestern Ontario. Rare architecture and authentic buildings line the streets with history in this War of 1812 community.

Amherstburg Artisan Grill

Award winning gardens

The Town surrounds you with award-winning gardens and breathtaking water vistas. Shopping, antiquing and museums make this charming town a destination not to be missed.

Modern sporting facilities

The Town of Amherstburg is home to Canada’s first Miracle League baseball diamond designed to accommodate players with a variety of abilities. The Libro Credit Union Centre is a modern recreation complex that is a fully accessible facility achieving LEED certification and is a model of excellence for the residents to enjoy.

Craft Beer and Wine

Amherstburg is home to some of Ontario’s award-winning wineries that are rich in family heritage and tradition. Family owned and operated craft breweries are popping up in town including GL Heritage Brewing Co. and Lot 10 Brewing Company.