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Grimsby, Ontario

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Welcome to Grimsby ...

The town of Grimsby was founded in 1787 and was incorporated in 1876.

Grimsby is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Grimsby lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).

Telephone area codes for Grimsby: (289)<2>, (365) & (905).

The Canadian Postal Code for Grimsby: L3M<3>

Websites for Grimsby ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Adding Grimsby to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Grimsby was on a map titled Road Map for Ontario (from Shell Oil, 1955).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Grimsby on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Grimsby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Grimsby - it's located in Illinois.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Grimsby.

Communities near Grimsby ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Grimsby.

  • Hamilton
  • Oakville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakville
    • Oakville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Grimsby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakville<5>
  • Burlington
  • Saint Catharines
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Thorold
    • Pelham
    • Beamsville
    • Winona Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona Park
      • Winona Park lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Grimsby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winona Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona Park
    • Winona
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Grimsby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
    • Allens Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allens Corners
      • Allens Corners lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Grimsby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allens Corners

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grimsby ...

Looking for more information about Grimsby? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Grimsby, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grimsby.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grimsby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Of the area codes for Grimsby, area code (289, 365) is an overlay.
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Grimsby, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Grimsby). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Grimsby or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grimsby) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grimsby. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GrimsbyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grimsby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1974, Longitude: -79.5604    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






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