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Dutton, Ontario Overview
Dutton, Ontario, is a community within the Township of Dutton/Dunwich in Elgin County. It is located 30 km southwest of St. Thomas.
The Dutton/Dunwich municipality was formed in 1998 when the Village of Dutton amalgamated with the Township of Dunwich. Highway 401 runs between the two, as well as two rail lines.
Originally called Bennettville, the community grew around Dutton Station on the Canada Southern Railway, built in 1872.
Real Estate in Dutton, Ontario
Home prices in Dutton-Dunwich have decreased -17.4% since November of last year, with the number of homes for sale increasing 144.4%.
Currently, the median asking price for a detached home in the area is $717K. There needs to be more townhouses or condos to report a median price.
Living in Dutton, Ontario
The people of Dutton-Dunwich know how to have a good time! Many different clubs and activities are available in the area, including drama, music, golf, lodges, and special interest groups in history and horticulture.
There are organized sports, swimming lessons, and loads of special events for its younger residents.
For amenities, there is a daycare facility, a long-term care facility, a community centre, a swimming pool, a library, and several churches. In addition, each year there is at least one major festival at the community centre and on Main Street.
Outdoor recreation is also popular among residents, with numerous hiking trails to get lost in, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, and parks throughout the town. In addition, the Trans-Canada Trail passes right through, making it a wonderful place to travel around. You can even look over the bluffs high about Lake Erie, enjoying a spectacular view of the crystal blue waters.
Looking to experience a bit of history? Check out the Backus-Page House museum or go to one of their special events to experience the living history of Colonel Talbot’s original community in the area. Or, you can drive to Port Burnell and visit Canada’s Cold War Submarine, the HMCS Ojibwa, an essential part of Canadian military history.
Finally, you can check out the Heritage Farm Show in September or Wallacetown’s quintessential fall fair.
For those looking further into the wider Elgin County, there are the pristine beaches of Port Stanley, Burwell, and Glasgow to look forward to. Or, for the anglers, there’s Port Bruce, whose beach is perfect for catching bass, pike, walleye, and perch.
Dutton Community Highlights
- Great outdoor activities with the Dutton-Dunwich Conversation Area and Trans-Canada Trail
- Visit the Backus-Page House Museum for a look back into Dutton history
- In September, make sure to go to the Heritage Farm Show or the fall fair
- Looking further out, you can check out the beautiful beaches of Elgin County
- Home to a suite of small-town amenities, including many clubs and activities.
Dutton Area Schools
There is only one school in Dutton proper, but more in the surrounding area that we’ve included:
- Dunwich-Dutton Public School (Grades K-8)
- Elgin Court Public School (Grades K-8)
- Mosa Central Public School (Grades K-8)
- Aldborough Public School (Grades K-8)
- West Elgin Secondary School (Grades 9-12)