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Town of Kingsville, Ontario

Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Canada's Southernmost Town
Country Canada
Province Ontario
County Essex
Government
 - Mayor Nelson Santos
 - Governing body Kingsville Town Council
 - Member of Parliament Jeff Watson (CONS)
 - Provincial Representative Bruce Crozier (LIB)
Area
 - Total 246.8 km2 (95.3 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - Total 20,908
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

The Town of Kingsville is located in Essex County in southwestern Ontario, Canada and is Canada's Southernmost town. According to the 2006 census, the population of Kingsville is 20,908.

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Geography

Kingsville is west of the Municipality of Leamington, south of the Town of Lakeshore and southeast of the Town of Essex and north of Lake Erie.

The geography of Kingsville is typical of most of Essex County. The terrain is generally flat, and consists of glacial drift which is a mixture of various rocks, sand and clay. The town is approximately 570 feet above sea level.

Education

Kingsville has three elementary schools, Kingsville Public School and Jack Miner Public School, St. John de Brebeuf Catholic Elementary School.

Kingsville District High School (KDHS) has a student population of roughly 650.

Former KDHS art teacher Steven Gombai (retired in 1999, at 65) was known throughout the greater school district for inspiring highly representative, classically inspired art from his students, leading many to win several regional and provincial awards.

Attractions

Kingsville is home to the Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary. Jack Miner was awarded The Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his achievements in conservation in the British Empire. It was awarded June 23, 1943, by King George VI, as King of Canada. Jack Miner is considered "the father of the conservation movement on the continent".

Kingsville is home to Colasanti's Tropical Gardens which attracts people from all over Ontario. The gardens have many varieties of tropical plants and animals.

Sports

Kingsville is the home town of the Great Lakes Jr. C team Kingsville Comets. The town was among the top 5 places in Canada chosen for CBC's Kraft Hockeyville 2008, and finished in 2nd place in the competition with over 1.5 million votes.

Team Canada women's ice hockey player Meghan Agosta is from the Ruthven community in Kingsville. Agosta scored a hat trick on her birthday during the 2006 Winter Olympic games in Turin Italy.

Former major league baseball pitcher, Paul Quantrill, although born in London Ontario, grew up in Kingsville.

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