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Elmira (Ontario)

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Elmira is a town in Woolwich Township in the Region of Waterloo, in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, known for its Mennonite population.

Get in[edit]

  • From Guelph, take Elmira Road north. This becomes Wellington County Road 86 north of the city and later Waterloo Regional Road 86. This becomes Church Street in Elmira.
  • From Kitchener-Waterloo, take the Conestoga Parkway north, which becomes Waterloo Regional Road 85 north of the city. Regional Road 85 takes a left turn just south of Elmira; continue straight (on Arthur Street, Regional Road 21) to reach the town centre.

Get around[edit]

By car; the main street, running roughly north-south, is Arthur Street (Regional Road 21). The main east-west cross street is Church Street (Regional Road 86).

Elmira is small enough to walk between any places on foot.

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The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, [1], held annually in late March or early April, attracts 60,000 visitors and is world's largest one-day maple syrup festival.

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At the Crossroads Restaurant, 384 Arthur St. S., +1 519 669-8117, [2]. They have the best buffets for breakfast or lunch on the weekend. A selection of food made by Amish people, it's all made primarily from scratch with local ingredients.

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Get out[edit]

St. Jacobs hosts one of Canada's largest year-round farmers' markets and is about 7 km south of Elmira.


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