Established in 1887, Tilbury, one of the twenty-three communities of Chatham-Kent, is located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, nestled between Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and Lake Huron. Strategically located along Highway 401 and Highway # 2 or Queen’s Line, Tilbury’s great location, combined with the availability of a skilled workforce and the proximity to the U.S. marketplace, makes it a perfect fit for industry.
Tilbury’s business community also continues to grow with retail in our downtown sector and along Queen’s Line (Mill Street).
The population of the town itself is 4500 but Tilbury draws from an area of approximately 20 000. English is the first language but there is also a Francophone presence supported by the Francophone Ecole Ste Francis, just one of the many public, separate, secondary and Montessori schools in the area.
A rich variety of cultural and recreational opportunities is available for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike Tilbury has hiking trails, an eighteen hole golf course, and a full range of services including playgrounds, well groomed athletic fields, a public swimming pool and beautifully landscaped parks.