Delhi, Ontario – My Top 5 Picks

Delhi, Ontario – My Top 5 Picks

Norfolk County is a rural municipality on the north shore of Lake Erie in Southwestern Ontario.  The county seat and largest community is Simcoe.  Some of the most notable communities in Norfolk County are Delhi, Port Dover, Simcoe, and Waterford.

Surrounding its many small communities is some of the most fertile land in Ontario. With a mild climate and lengthy growing season, the region has long been the center of the Ontario tobacco belt. Many farmers have begun the process of diversifying their crop selections to include lavender, ginseng, hazelnuts, and wolfberries as tobacco consumption continues to decrease.

Delhi is located off the junction of Highways 53 and 3.  Founded by Frederick Sovereign as Sovereign’s Corners around 1826, the community was renamed Fredericksburg and eventually its present-day name of Delhi, the name usually attributed locally to a postmaster honoring a major city of the British Empire, Delhi, India.  Prior to 1880, this town was known for its lumber industry.

Architectural Photos, Delhi, Ontario

Classical Greek

Architectural Photos, Delhi, Ontario

Gothic Revival, banding, dichromatic brickwork, pediment

Architectural Photos, Delhi, Ontario

#159 – Victorian – wraparound verandah

Architectural Photos, Delhi, Ontario

#187 – Georgian – fanlight (transom window) above door

Architectural Photos, Delhi, Ontario

#180 – heritage building – second floor wraparound verandah with cone-shaped roof with turned spindles, fretwork, dormer, bay window

  • braue

    My mother’s from Delhi, Cool. She was child labour in the tobacco fields.
    Stayed with a wonderful family during the season. Will show her
    these, thanks.

    Connie Chudyk