The Town of Essex

Located in Southwestern Ontario, about 28 kilometres southeast of Windsor, the Town of Essex extends from the hub of the county at Essex Centre to the shores of Lake Erie at Colchester.

A safe, healthy and liveable community with a population of 20, 427, Essex is a unique mix of urban and rural. The town’s picturesque waterfront, which has become a popular destination, wanders along the north shoreline of Lake Erie. At the southernmost reaches of our town, we are located below the 42ndparallel, a latitude we share with northern California and the French Riviera.