About the City
Tillsonburg, Ontario is a town of culture and connected community engagements, enriching the quality of life for its residents. This small town has more than meets the eye, complemented with the perks and attractions of city-living, Tillsonburg is ranked the Top 8 place in Ontario for retirees. Tillsonburg is located in Oxford County, in close proximity to natural habitats and vacation retreats like Lake Erie and Turkey Point Beach.
Being a small town, Tillsonburg holds its charm in every season. In the month of June, visit the famous TurtleFest, a 130-year-old festival, where you will enjoy live music, great food and family fun for everyone. If you're a fan of the holiday season, Tillsonburg is the town for you. Seasonal festivities, tours of decorated historic homes, and Christmas galas and gift shops are found at the Artists & Artisans Market.
Soak up the history of Tillsonburg, and emerge in the antiquity of an earlier time. Visit Tillsonburg's first community museum, Annandale National Historic Site, a stunning Victorian style building, exhibiting hand-painted ceilings, ornate mantles, and colourful stained glass artwork.
Experience a night out at Theatre Tillsonburg, where you will encounter unforgettable live entertainment and creative productions like A Midsummer Night's Dream. Stop for a bite to eat at the Skyway Café, an eatery famous for being set directly on the Airport runway!
Explore the essence of Tillsonburg. Whether you are a history buff or a nature lover, Tillsonburg is full of activities, places to see, and people to meet for all ages!