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Strategically located at the crossroads of Highways 3 and 6, Jarvis is a quiet community featuring some intriguing brick architecture. Many of the community’s historic homes were built after a devastating fire in 1873.

Jarvis has many shops, stores and businesses for you to visit. Among them are restaurants, a butcher and bakery, convenience stores, bank, post office, garages, insurance agents and a broker, building supplies and hardware, plumbing and electrical, library, esthetics, hair styling, gas station, car dealership, garden centre and much more. Most of the community’s restaurants and shops are clustered around the main intersection. The community overflows with visitors when Jarvis hosts its Cornfest celebration on the third weekend in August. This event has gained a reputation as one of the best festivals in the area, with plenty to see and do for all ages. The Jarvis Lions Club holds its annual variety show the first weekend in March, as it has for 58 years. The Walpole Antique Farm Machinery Association is open to the public to learn the area’s agricultural heritage. The Association holds many events throughout the year to sustain and promote their purpose.

Jarvis’ active Board of Trade is an organization with the objective to promote and improve trade and commerce and the economic, civic and social welfare of the District. Local information is also available from area businesses.


Jarvis map 

Jarvis Board of Trade
P.O. Box 160 Jarvis, ON N0A 1J0
P: 519-587-3790; F: 519-587-5692


A quiet community just north of Highway 3, Townsend was originally conceived in the 1970s as a planned community. It became the civic centre of the former Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk in 1983 until the dissolution of Regional government in 2001.

Townsend features some stunning beauty with Nanticoke Creek flowing through the community and a pond at the village centre, complete with boat dock.
Tennis courts, ball diamonds, skateboard facility, playground and the Townsend recreational trail are highlights of the community. The paved trail offers 3 kms paved and lit pathway winding through beautiful Townsend over the Nanticoke Creek.  Available for walking, biking and roller-blading.
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