Elmira, Ontario, urban area, population 9931 (2011c), 8872 (2006c). Elmira is located about 17 km northwest of KITCHENER-WATERLOO. Founded on the banks of the Canagagigue River, it was part of the original Six Nations Reserve and a stopping point on the CANADA COMPANY's Guelph-Goderich Road. Its first settlers were English and Irish, then predominantly German from the 1850s. It has been a supply centre for Kitchener's agricultural hinterland. Now part of the Township of Woolwich, Elmira achieved town status in 1923 but disappeared as a legal corporation with the inauguration of Waterloo Regional Government in 1973. Elmira's annual Maple Syrup Festival in April is a popular attraction, drawing visitors from across Ontario. Elmira is also a major service centre for the large Mennonite community in the surrounding countryside.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Mclaughlin, Kenneth. "Elmira". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 09 August 2016, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/elmira. Accessed 08 April 2020.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Mclaughlin, K., Elmira (2016). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/elmira
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Mclaughlin, Kenneth, "Elmira". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published October 18, 2012; Last Edited August 09, 2016. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/elmira
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Mclaughlin, Kenneth. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Elmira", Last Edited August 09, 2016, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/elmira
|Article by||Kenneth Mclaughlin|
|Published Online||October 18, 2012|
|Last Edited||March 4, 2015|
Elmira, Ontario, urban area, population 9931 (2011c), 8872 (2006c). Elmira is located about 17 km northwest of KITCHENER-WATERLOO.