Grimsby is a town on Lake Ontario in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. Grimsby is a part of the Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area. The majority of residents reside in the area bounded by Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment. The escarpment (colloquially known as 'the mountain') is home to a section of the Bruce Trail. Grimsby has experienced significant growth over the past decade as the midpoint between Hamilton and St. Catharines. Growth is limited by the natural boundaries of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment and has almost come to a stop as a result of the Greenbelt Plan which has permanently frozen Grimsby's urban boundary. Some residents feel that development is detrimental to the town as orchards close to the town centre are used for residential development; however, most of the orchards in Grimsby were replaced by houses between the 1950s and 1980s and very few orchards remain.
Town of Grimsby is rich in history and small town charm. It is a destination spot for visitors year round, with a vibrant arts & culture scene, ample recreation opportunities, and a wonderful selection of shopping and dining in stunning natural surroundings. Grimsby hosts a number of festivals and special events that occur annually. Nestled between beautiful Lake Ontario and the picturesque Niagara Escarpment, Grimsby has plenty to offer if you love the out of doors! Hiking, swimming, ice skating, picnics, fishing, birding, beach combing.