The Story of an Ontario Town
Lincoln is located in the heart of the Niagara Region, with one of the most diverse economies in Niagara including agriculture, small advanced manufacturing, and health care. Lincoln is currently the fourth fastest growing municipality in Niagara, with a focus on developing a complete community.
Our towns and villages are filled with over 50 wineries, fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers, heritage and cultural sites, and natural attractions such as the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario.
The Town of Lincoln came into existence on January 1, 1970, amalgamating the Town of Beamsville, with the Townships of Clinton and Louth. Lincoln is part of a two-tier municipality with Niagara Region as the upper tier comprising of 12 municipalities, including Lincoln.
Join the Story
Our determination to attract and retain the best and brightest talent is reflected in our investment in the people who work here.
The Town of Lincoln is composed of a group of committed employees who collaborate together to deliver programs and services each day with the ultimate goal of enhancing the quality of life for our residents and building a Place to Grow, a Place to Proser, and a Place to Belong.
Building a Community Vision
In 2017, the Town of Lincoln invited staff, residents and businesses from various sectors to develop a long-term vision for Lincoln.
With a clear cut vision of the future, Council and others will be able to make decisions between all the possible courses of actions that could be taken to build the communities. There are many possibilities and the Town needed to ensure it makes the right choices for the people of Lincoln.
After significant consultation through focus groups and an online survey, a long-term community vision statement was created:
A Place to Grow, A Place to Prosper, A Place to Belong
The Vision and the importance to our community
A place to grow:
Youth, aging in place, agriculture – growing crops, farming, greenhouse support, business growth, early childhood development (youth), proper planning and growing smart, growing your family here in Lincoln
A place to prosper:
A place for small/medium businesses to succeed, opportunities, job creation, tourism, destination, local markets, festivals, beautification, industrial parks, prosperity, community vibrancy, innovation
A place to belong:
Maintain community feeling, connectedness, more local events, support for families, history and heritage, local markets, local and unique festivals, moving around town, one community