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Restructuring

During the 1990’s, the County of Essex was restructured. The number of municipalities went from 21 to 7. On November 19, 1997, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing issued a Minister’s Order which established the new structure. By January 1, 1999, the restructuring had taken place. The number of local councillors went from 117 to 51. Essex County Council went from 42 to 25 members and then was further reduced to 14 members.

The 7 municipalities that were created are as follows:

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Municipalities

Town of Amherstburg

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  • The former Townships of Anderdon and Malden and the former Town of Amherstburg formed a new town named The Corporation of the Town of Amherstburg, as a result of an Order of the Commissioner made under the Municipal Act on June 27, 1997.
  • The new Town officially came into effect January 1, 1998.

Town of Essex

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  • The former Towns of Essex and Harrow and the former Townships of Colchester North, and Colchester South came together to form a new town named The Corporation of the Town of Colchester-Essex-Harrow, as a result of a Restructuring Order made under the Municipal Act, on November 18, 1997.
  • The name of the new town was changed to The Corporation of The Town of Essex.
  • The new Town officially came into effect January 1, 1999.

Town of Kingsville

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  • The former Townships of Gosfield North and Gosfield South and former Town of Kingsville all came together to form a new town named The Corporation of Kingsville/Gosfield, as a result of a Restructuring Order made under the Municipal Act on November 18, 1997.
  • On March 25, 1998, the name of the new town was changed to The Corporation of the Town of Kingsville.
  • The new Town officially came into effect January 1, 1999.

Town of Lakeshore

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  • On January 1, 1998, the former Town of Belle River and former Township of Maidstone came together to form a new township named the Township of Lakeshore, as a result of an Order of the Commissioner, made under the Municipal Act.
  • The former Townships of Lakeshore, Rochester, Tilbury North and Tilbury West formed a new town named The Corporation of the Town of Lakeshore-Rochester-Tilbury North-Tilbury West, as a result of the Restructuring Order made under the Municipal Act on November 18, 1997.
  • On December 17, 1998, the name of the new town was changed to The Corporation of the Town of Lakeshore.
  • The new Town officially came into effect January 1, 1999.

Town of LaSalle

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  • LaSalle was created as a town by Act of Parliament Chapter 102, 14 George V, 1924.
  • After 35 years as a separate corporation, on January 1, 1959, the Town joined with the Township of Sandwich West through an Ontario Municipal Board Order.
  • The Township of Sandwich West changed its status and name to The Corporation of the Town of LaSalle effective June 1,1991.

Municipality of Leamington

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  • The former Town of Leamington and former Township of Mersea came together to form a new town named The Corporation of the Town of Leamington, as a result of a Restructuring Order made under the Municipal Act on November 18, 1997.
  • The new Town officially came into effect January 1, 1999.
  • On March 1, 1999 the Town changed its status and name to The Corporation of the Municipality of Leamington.

Town of Tecumseh

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  • The former Town of Tecumseh, former Village of St. Clair Beach and former Township of Sandwich South came together to form a new town named The Corporation of the Town of Sandwich South-Tecumseh-St. Clair Beach, as a result of a Restructuring Order made under the Municipal Act on November 18, 1997.
  • On December 17, 1998 the new Town changed its name to The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh.
  • The new Town officially came into effect on January 1, 1999.
  • On January 1, 2003, there was an adjustment in the boundaries between the Town of Tecumseh and City of Windsor which resulted in approximately 6,300 acres of land being transferred to the City of Windsor.